ALZ Trial-sixth visit

This was the day that I met with the doctor. This was the day that I found out if I qualified for the study, if my brain was already showing suspicious signs of potential disease. My friend, Larry, drove me to the office because I wasn’t sure of my reaction to the news and was […]

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ALZ Study, Fifth visit

This is the big one, the PET scan, the one that tells me if I have plaques and tangles in my brain. I am anxious. They can’t tell me much but this is the door. If I step through, I will have a better idea about my odds of getting Alzheimers. The more plaques they […]

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First Contact

Every woman in my immediate family who manages to live to age 75 has developed Alzheimers disease. So far both my aunts and their mother died from ALZ. My mother is still alive, in a manner of speaking. She is 92. Her body has failed her by remaining healthy while her brain, for all intents […]

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