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Conditions that can mimic dementia
cjh1203 posted:
Here's an interesting article from the AARP site about medical conditions that can mimic the signs of dementia. It's important to rule these out before accepting a diagnosis of Alzheimer's or other dementia.

davedsel2 responded:
Thanks for posting this link, Carol. Great article.

Hope you are doing OK.
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cjh1203 replied to davedsel2's response:
Hi Dave-

I'm doing fine, thanks. My job now is to drive my Mom and my aunt (the widow of my uncle who had Alzheimer's) wherever they need to go, and I'm enjoying it very much. Also enjoying the brief Florida Spring, before the temps start getting up in the 90s!

I hope you' and your wife are doing OK, too. I know your lives are a challenge because of your physical problems, but it seems like you take everything in stride. Is your dad still reasonably content where he is now?

davedsel2 replied to cjh1203's response:
Carol, my dad is doing OK. He had a little scuffle with a fellow resident last month so they moved my dad to a different ward. Still a private room which he needs and still excellent care. When I call he does not recognize me at first. His Alzheimer's is progressing as expected and he is living where he needs to be.

My wife and I are coping OK. She is getting various treatments through a new pain management specialist which are helping her back pain. I have started seeing this doctor for a fresh perspective and he thinks he can help me as well. I had a full spinal x-ray last week which shows all my conditions are worsening, and now am waiting approval from my health insurance for an MRI. I have a very good Medicare supplement plan but they wanted me to have the x-rays first before the MRI. Overall, we do continue to try and rely on each other and our faith to keep a positive attitude.
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