Hi I have just discovered this forum. My dad is only 67 and today we got a diagnosis of Alzheimer’s. He lives in his own world and speaks to people who aren’t there. He had an MRI scan and had a MTA score of 3 is this bad? I’m a bit lost.
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The following piece was posted a while ago on TP and made a big impression on me. It is something I have referred to time after time and tried hard to follow. We have many new members who may not have seen it before. Yesterday I posted it on another Thread but thought it might be helpful if it...
I’m new here too and there will be others along soon better placed than I am to give you their experiences and suggestions.
In the meantime, I have had a look at my mum’s recent scan and I can see a heading medial temporal lobe atrophy which I am guessing is MTA. On the diagnosis my Mum too has a score of 3. This is a score of 1-4 with 4 being the poorest. She too has what I call her imaginary friends. She was seeing children playing in our garden but that seems to have subsided since she was prescribed Memantine but she still thinks people on TV and book/magazine covers are interacting with her.
There is a lot of information here and I’m grateful that I joined, as I am sure you will too