1. Expert Q&A: Protecting a person with dementia from financial abuse - Weds 26 June, 3:30-4:30 pm

    Financial abuse can have serious consequences for a person with dementia. Find out how to protect a person with dementia from financial abuse.

    Sam, our Knowledge Officer (Legal and Welfare Rights) is our expert on this topic. She will be here to answer your questions on Wednesday 26 June between 3:30 - 4:30 pm.

    You can either post questions >here< or email them to us at talkingpoint@alzheimers.org.uk and we'll answer as many as we can on the day.

  1. American

    American Registered User

    Jul 15, 2003
    2
    Mississippi, USA
    My father was diagnosed with Demethia three years ago. We do not know if anyone else in either family had it. As far as we know, no one else has. I am really concerned about having inherited this dreaded disease. Should I be tested? I get scared everytime I go to do something and my thought or action leave my head as quickly as it comes. I am having a really hard time with this. It is like forgetting the little things. Sometimes it comes back to me and sometimes it doesnt. Should I be concerned? I have one sister and one brother. Thank you for your anticipated responses.
     
  2. JustAndy

    JustAndy Registered User

    Jun 28, 2003
    8
    South coast, UK
    #2 JustAndy, Jul 15, 2003
    Last edited: Jul 15, 2003
    Hi there,

    I understand your concerns. Have you had a look at the factsheets on website site here?

    This one appears most relavant.

    I'm sure it must be hard, but do try and keep things in perspective, we all do dumb things sometimes, we all forget things from time to time, especially when we are worrying about stuff. I've found I've become a lot more forgetful (or maybe just more aware of it) since my mothers problems have come to light.

    I hope this helps, take care, :)
     
  3. American

    American Registered User

    Jul 15, 2003
    2
    Mississippi, USA
    Thanks

    Thank you for replying to my post. My father has been diagnosed with having "Early Onset". He is only 62 years old and was 59 when diagnosed. That is why I am so "oh my goodness" about the whole genetic thing. If you need to talk or anything, You can email me at bond39553@aol.com. And once again, THANKS!!!
     

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