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Postby meanne2007 » Mon Jun 23, 2008 1:56 pm

My mom was 58 now, but she experienced forgetting some things, could it be possibly that a woman with 58 of age can get Alzheimer's disease even if she was not old enough to experience it?
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Postby Chucky » Mon Jun 23, 2008 7:42 pm

Hi,

There is no specific age-limit for Alzheimer's, but your mother's forgetfullness is not necessarily a sign of Alzheimer's. Everyone's brain loses some of it's 'substance' as the person gets older. When this substance is lost, so is the memory that it contained. It is a natural process.

If you are very worried about it, tell your mother about your worries and ask her to go to a doctor with you.

Take care,
Kevin
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Re: Mother at the age of 58

Postby kimjones » Mon Nov 07, 2011 2:21 pm

Hi.
Just like Kevin said there's no limits of age for Alzheimer. Maybe you should go to visit a doctor.
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Re: Mother at the age of 58

Postby Looking_to_help » Sat Aug 31, 2013 1:30 am

Hello, unfortunately, early onset Alzheimer's does occur and can be a possibility, however that is not the only thing that can cause these type of symptoms. Best way to know for sure is to have your mom see a Neurologist or Psychiatrist, in order to get a diagnosis. Diagnosing Alzheimer's is done by ruling out all other possible causes and a complete brain scan (MRI or CT scan) is needed for diagnosis. Often times other factors can cause similar symptoms to Alzheimer's (Even vitamin deficiencies!) and early onset Alzheimer's (Which occurs before age 65) is not as common, overall.

Good luck!
-Dan.
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Re: Mother at the age of 58

Postby DemonDeacon » Wed Nov 27, 2013 1:21 pm

She may also be suffering from what is known as MCI (Mild Cognitive Impairment). This is often mistaken for full third-stage Alzheimer's. Of course there are also other non-Alzheimer's types of dementia such as vascular dementia or Dementia with Lewy Bodies. Vascular Dementia often shows up in people after a stroke (but not always).

I'll echo what others have said and say that only a psychiatrist or neurologist can be certain. What she is experiencing may be nothing to worry about but an exam can't hurt and not only would it put your mind at ease, it would also help determine if treatment is needed. Catching any disease or condition early is always a good thing.
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