Elaine
Aug 14, 2017

Early-stage Alzheimer's

3 comments

Hello everyone,

I'm early sixties, retired and recently diagnosed with Alzheimer's. Whilst it was initially terrifying, my friends and family have rallied round to support me and I'm now embracing the task of overcoming the daily challenges. I would love to hear from anyone else with AD about their experiences and tips for living well. I find MindMate a great help of course, but always looking for other ways.

Elaine

 

Mitch
Aug 14, 2017

Hi Elaine, I'm a carer for my wife who lives (very well) with AD. She's a bit further along and some days are a real struggle, but most of the time we get through it as a team! We've found that talking about everything is a big help, keeping the inevitable emotions in just makes everything a whole load tougher. Join a support group and spend as much time as possible with close family and friends would be my advice. My wife's taken great comfort from journaling too so that could be something to try. Best Wishes!

Janice
Aug 16, 2017

Hello Elaine, I'm living with MCI (Mild Cognitive Impairment), one year post-diagnosis. I find that spending as much time as possible with family and friends is a big deal for me. Socializing helps to keep my brain working and sharp. Also must recommend the brain games on MindMate, it's great to do a bit everyday and feel your brain working.

Elaine
Aug 18, 2017

Janice, sorry to hear you're living with MCI. You're right, I definitely feel better when I'm around people too, any excuse to spend more time with my great grandchildren and the family! Mitch that's fantastic advice thankyou :)

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