Diagnosis of Alzheimer’s Disease

As mentioned on my ‘About Me’ page, I have been diagnosed with the early stages of Alzheimer’s disease. I start retro drug treatment within the next two months which will hold it at bay for quite a few years yet, so the consultant has advised me… so this gives me time to put things in order.

I had noticed that I was getting forgetful, and not absorbing information like I used to… and then my family noticed it as well, and that is when I went to my GP, who referred me to the ‘Working-Age Dementia’ centre in my hometown. From there, after having an initial assessment, an MRI scan, a CT scan and a consultation with a neuro-psychologist, the results were concluded and the news broke to me with the consultation with the consultant at the Queens Medical Centre in Nottingham on the 23 June 2011.

My mother has advanced dementia, and it isn’t nice to see… so I hope that you will give me your support on this blog and help me make awareness more of this devastating illness.

I look forward to your support!

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Daryl2510

My name is Daryl and I was born in October 1965. I was diagnosed with early onset Alzheimer's Disease in June 2011, and I was put on medication, which I believe is helping keep the worst of the condition at bay. In November 2012 I was also diagnosed with the first stages of Parkinson's Disease and I am now two lots of medication for this illness as well. I live in a secure bungalow in an elderly complex in my hometown of Sutton-in-Ashfield and I have support from the social services and a support worker who visits six hours per week to help me live my life as independently as possible. Visit me on my Facebook page... I love life now, and the people in it - so show your support for me and the organisations that support dementia and Parkinson's disease - let's make this small world of ours a much more pleasant place to live in by caring for those that need that little bit more help in life! My Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/daryl.lees Alzheimer's Society: http://www.alzheimers.org.uk/ Parkinson's: http://www.parkinsons.org.uk/

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