Young Onset Alzheimer's disease

Get information and support related to Young Onset Alzheimer's disease, a rarer form of the disorder that affects people under age 65.


Can one tell if dementia/alzheimer's.....

  • By charlottesweb · New reply 3:39 pm
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  • Hi, I think I am seeing the symptoms of MCI or Dementia in myself. I have been experiencing the following: memory loss, decline in motor function, disorientation, behavior changes, paranoia but has had ...

monitoring devices

  • By ccbld · New reply March 25, 2014
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  • Sadly the time is coming when we need to monitor my husband for his own safety and security. Has anyone used any monitoring or tracking devices such as "active halo gps" or an app using a cell phone ...

Early Onset Alzheimer's

  • By jennielee · New reply February 11, 2014
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  • Hi Everyone, I just started nursing school and found out I have a research paper due. I decided to write about early onset of the disease. I was wondering if any of you have some good books on the subject ...


  • By finfanguy · New reply December 19, 2013
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  • This is a difficult area to venture into, but I feel compelled to get the input of others who have lived with this decease. If anyone is hurt or offended by what I have to say please know that that is ...

Possible Early onset alzheimers disease

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  • By enya2626 (Inactive) · New reply November 14, 2013
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  • Hi i'm 20 almost 21 The doctors informed me that after doing poorly on a memory test that I likely have a form of Alzheimer’s disease I always thought that this was an old age disease and I know it runs ...

Loss of filter

  • By Julie1303 · New reply November 6, 2013
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  • Hi, I'm new here and am hoping I can get some feedback and advice. My mother-in-law is 63 and was diagnosed with young onset Alzheimer's about a year ago. She has been on a variety of medicines but I'm ...

Feeling isolated

  • By Enig97 · New reply July 18, 2013
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  • Hello again, it has been quite a while since I have posted. I have been on Namenda and Aricept for several months now, I think. Just wondering, besides the isolation I feel, do others live in denial one ...

Been awhile

  • By TinaPoeche · New reply June 24, 2013
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  • It's been awhile since I have entered any conversations. Been trying to handle things on my own since my mother is just at the early stages of Dimensia or Alzheimer's. I'm not doing so well. Every day ...

Just Diagnosed

  • By Enig97 · New reply June 20, 2013
  • 31 replies
  • I am a 54yr old female diagnosed last week with EOAD. In a way it was a relief because otherwise I was a crazy hypochondriac. I suppose the latter would have been better. I had to leave my nursing job ...

family disagreement

  • By beagle4 · New reply April 7, 2013
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  • My husband was diagnosed 5yrs ago when he was 63. His dr says he needs to go to home. My daughter says no! My oldest son says yes. I have had 2 heart attacks,3stints. This past Dec I had a mini stroke ...

Seeks helps, turns to Google

  • By MrSandman996 · New reply March 9, 2013
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  • How do I officially know if I am a candidate for Y.O.AD ?? I had to check myself in to a local hospital because I have been experiencing symptoms as early as 36 and could not wait another week, another ...

Caregiver and Caregiver

  • By Wendala128 · New reply March 9, 2013
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  • Hi. My husband who is 55 just got the Dx this week of YOAD. He has been having some issues for the better part of two years, but we felt it was his normal absentmindedness...I applied for SS Disability ...

Social Security

  • By schamber · New reply March 8, 2013
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  • **** SOCIAL SECURITY: ***** After confirming everything we filed for Social Security Disability. I want to stress to everyone that if you or your loved one becomes disabled & cannot work please review ...

early systoms

  • By warthog5052 · New reply February 28, 2013
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  • My wife is just 58 and she has episodes that begin at night. Talking to people who may not be there. Making comments to herself or to me out of the blue or past. This is all very new to me. Been married ...

aricept for early mild cognitive impairment

  • By Andiroo · New reply February 10, 2013
  • 38 replies
  • My mom is 63 and was recently diagnosed with early mild cognitive impairment. She is still very independent and able to do many things on her own, basically everthing. However, the neurologist prescribed ...

Legal Costs

  • By schamber · New reply January 30, 2013
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  • We met with an Elder Law attorney yesterday. We really like her & felt comfortable with the visit & her suggestions on what we need to have in place. We are one of many who have not put together our legal ...

Bifocal Cortical Atrophy

  • By sandy2013 · New reply January 14, 2013
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  • Does anyone know of someone who started with dementia or early Alzheimers at 52? I had a CT scan of my brain for headaches, what it showed was bifocal corticol atrophy, which I understand is aging of ...

Earl Onset Alzheimer's ....need advice.

  • By Erinlynn · New reply December 4, 2012
  • 27 replies
  • My father was recently diagnosed with early onset Alzheimer's , he is only 55. I am looking to talk with anyone who has or is going through this with a parent at such a young age. I am only 31 myself ...

One Step forward and two steps backward

  • By LostLife · New reply December 3, 2012
  • 11 replies
  • Yesterday my husband was doing great, we went to the doctor got his meds changed, he slept through the night and woke up in a good mood. Well that lasted about 3 hours, by mid-afternoon he was back to ...

Concerned about my mom taking aricept

  • By Andiroo · New reply November 14, 2012
  • 5 replies
  • My mom (63) was recently diagnosed with mild cognitive impairment. This diagnosis may have been made because my mom underwent chemotherapy for breast cancer and kidney cancer about 10 years ago and thereafter ...

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