I was diagnosed with mild dementia earlier this year. Now I'm fearful of what's to come.
I was diagnosed with mild dementia earlier this year. Now after having a PET Scan I was told I have positive amyloid plaques inside my brain. My husband and I are in a research program under my Doctor's supervision, and one of the ladies in the program called me and told me the results of the PET Scan. From what she told me, it's in the middle of my brain. I have an appt. to go to my Dr. on Oct. 2nd and I have a couple of questions to ask them. I don't know if it will come from the inside out or what. I already have plaques on the outside of my brain and now the inside. My Moma and 5 or 6 of her siblings passed away of complications from Alzheimer's, so I know what to expect. I'm 62 years young. I know Alzheimer's doesn't care how old you are. It doesn't care about anything. I know God is with me all of the time, but the problem is, I've seen what it does, and I don't know if I'm strong enough to go through this, knowing my husband wants to take care of me. He told me the last thing that I would have to worry about was going into a Nursing Home because the only place I'm going to die is in his arms. As sweet as that is, and I would want that to happen, I don't think he knows how hard it is to take care of someone with Alzheimer's. I took care of my Moma full time for 1 year. Really 2 years but she would go to her sisters house on the weekends and then come back home during the week. Now that sister is in a nursing home with Alzheimer's. She just turned 96 this past July. She's the oldest sibling and it's just her and one other sister left out of 9 siblings. Seeing everything that I've seen, I'm scared to death of the unknown!!!