1. Stages of Alzheimer’s Disease
Well, we learn something new every day? Have you heard that saying before? If you’re old enough, you have. I have Early Onset Alzheimer’s and I’m learning something new every day! It was very subtle, and frustrating not understanding why I was having some strange daily occurrences of confusion and missing information at my job. It wasn’t forgetfulness like most people think. Old memories were intact; new information was hard to keep, short-term memory is a disaster. It definitely had a major impact on my everyday living (as slight as it was).
2. Learn The Stages/Attributes Of Alzheimer’s
The problem was I didn’t know there were stages of Alzheimer’s. I didn’t know Early Onset Alzheimer’s symptoms. I didn’t know there were different types of dementia. Even after I was diagnosed, it was all news to me. Besides some various confusion once in a while, I pretty much was living my life the same. Even though I was aware of my mom and other family member’s diagnosis. I just didn’t think it would affect me 🙁 And then the fear ran through my body when, in my early 60’s, I found out I had it too.
Now it’s been about 3-4 years since my diagnosis and the more it progresses, the more frightened I become. I know what it looks like, what it feels like, and I know the frustration and sometimes embarrassment that comes along with the early stage and life struggles. Living life becomes frustrating. Even after all this time, I learned that there are Stages of Alzheimer’s. So I thought I’d share that information. Click on the link to this article the Stages of Alzheimer’s. Once you’ve been diagnosed, it is critically important to know what’s coming.
3. How Will You Live Your Life?
I decided my focus would be to help others, like me. Somehow, that takes the focus off my own fear and prepares me for a different life. Live life to the fullest is what we have to do. . Leave a message below if you have any questions. We can support each other in our togetherness.
Alzheimer’s Organization New Jersey Advocate