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Concerned about the possibility/probability of eventually having dementia

I know this might seem worrisome, but I am concerned about my chances for dementia eventually. Both my parents had had Alz, and mom had dementia, although she was 94, so I don't wonder someone her age would , indeed be diagnosed. Now, I have read maybe too much online about dementia (ala WebMD, etc) but things I have read like if you have had a parent with.....those who have a parent or sibling with Alzheimer's are more likely to develop the disease than those who do not have a first-degree relative with Alzheimer's. I'm just concerned. It might sould silly, I don't know.

  1. Hi . This is not worrisome, and is completely normal to be concerned about the potential of also having dementia sometime down the road. I hope that community members will chime in with their experiences and how they work through that anxiety because you are certainly not alone!

    In the meantime, I wanted to share this article from where she talks about her own fears. I love what she says here: "I think there's a fine line between being aware of my health and doing what I can to maintain it and obsessing over the fact that I might get Alzheimer's - to the point where I end up not able to enjoy my life right now."

    Sending you a gentle hug! Warmly, Patty (Team Member)

    1. Thank you, first of all for the response. I went for an Annual Wellness Visit recently where the memory screening wasn't offered (but to my knowledge, should have been). I know I worry too much, but that doesn't make me alone in how I feel. Dad was diagnosed, and mom, well, at 93, was diagnosed with dementia, altho dad was, in fact Alzheimer's. I have read this and that about probability/possibility to the point to where I am drowning in facts and opinions. I have rattled myself, I think. So again, thanks for the response and hopefully I can calm down to a degree. 😀

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