• Expert Q&A: Rare dementias - Tues 3 March, 3-4pm

    Our next expert Q&A will be on the topic of rare dementias. It will be hosted by Nikki and Seb from Rare Dementia Support. If you have any questions about rare dementias, they will be here to answer them on Tuesday 3 March between 3-4pm.

    You can either post your question >here< or email them to us at talkingpoint@alzheimers.org.uk and we'll be happy to ask them on your behalf.

very worried

tracey ann

Registered User
Jun 14, 2006
3
bedford
Hi, i am going through tests to see if i have early dementia. the trouble is i'm only thirty five. Im really worried as i have four kids, the youngest only three years old. I have never heard of it this young. has anyone got any advice for me please..
 

Brucie

Registered User
Jan 31, 2004
12,413
near London
Hello Tracey Ann

first thing is not to prejudge anything at all!

Many conditions can cause some symptoms that make us fear we may have all sorts of things. Stress and overwork, depression, burn-out, can all give us worries because these can manifest with some symptoms that may appear like dementia.

Caring for four young children is such a major thing that it may simply be draining you.

If you are having tests, then please try not to worry more than necessary, and await the results.

Can you tell us what were the things that led you to having the tests organised? What happened?

Very best wishes
 

zed

Registered User
Jul 25, 2005
76
London
Also remember dementia in someone your age is extremely rare. The symptoms of dementia are very similar to many other more common diseases such as depression, stress and thyroid problems.

It is good that you are having tests, hopefully the doctors will get to the bottom of it.