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The reason I think I was misdiognosed and the doctor said I had Alzheimer was because I do not have any of the symptoms of AlZ. When I asked my doctor how I could be certain that I didn't have ALZ he told me the only way I could find that out is if I stopped taking the medicine for ALZ. So I stopped taking it for about a month and just like magic my headache went away and I was back to my old self. I am sleeping better and am no longer worried about having ALZ. Too often the people in the medical field are just too anxious to lable our dementia as ALZ. After I had surgery and was back on my feet I am able to do everything I wanted to do.
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If you asked my mother who has dementia if she is capable of taking care of herself she would say OF COURSE she is perfectly fine. One cannot always evaluate themselves. Others see what the person doesn't or doesn't want to see....
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If someone in your family wants to make you a ward of the state you live in do not agree to let that family member become you guardian. I say this because I had this happen to me and couldn't have a bank account or a credit card. I couldn't write a check to buy anything. I have to ask for the amount of money I need to buy groceries. If you want to cancel the gaurdian you have to go to court and it costs a large amount of money to do so. So beware of what you agree to. Ask questions constantly and find out exactly what you are able to agree to.
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UTI's tend to work on people's brain because of the decrease in potassium in their systems. Once this is restored to normal, their "electric lights" come back on. A healthy balance of electrolytes is very important to health brain functioning.
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Your bladder infection probably did cause dementia, but it was situational dementia. I'm not sure of what the proper term is, but it doesn't mean you're gonna have dementia the rest of your life.
My father-in-law also had a bladder infection, but before they figured that out he was pretty out of his head with a form of dementia. When it was over, his brain came back too. Don't worry, just keep those UTI's in check.
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Ouch pretty extreme, it's really apparrent when someone has Dementia actually. If one is unable to make sane decisions about one's health and environment...that's a pretty sure sign.

Glad you are well Betty - Rock on!
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I had to have bladder surgery and consequently I had an infection and that developed into dementia. My family took care of me during six months of being unwell. Nowadays I can go every place I want to and I'm thankful that I do not have dementia now. One advice I want to send to everyone is don't let people tell you that you have Alzheimer there is a test that will help someone who are doubtful that they have ALZ. It happens to be a test where they insert a needle in the spine and withdraw fluid. This test is the only one I know of that will help you know the truth about the test.
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and ure so good at getting on the comptur , great sounds like ure one healthy lady .
why did somebody tell u that u have alzhimers ? your doctor or ur family or who ??
welcome to this site and it is a wonderful place to go to , read alot and learn alot and maybe try to help one to another .
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This is why I believe I do not have
Alzheimer because I do not have any of the syptoms that are usually associated with Alzheimer. For example if someone stays up all hours of the night or if they become unruly or aggitated or unable to cope with simple work that needs to be accomplised. I take care of my two story house myself I'm 83 years old. I work on my acre and do chores when I need to plant flowers, Weed, etc.
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What are your symptoms?
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