It’s been a while since I’ve participated on ActiveRain. As most of you know, I have Alzheimer’s Disease, and it’s progressing, even with the “Memantine” meds that I take daily. My daughter communicates with my Neurologist and updates her monthly.
I make an honest effort to contribute to my Facebook Page. My days are devoted to exercising my brain. My neurologist wants many hours devoted to “scramble word” and sites that require thinking. “Scramble Word” is timed and scored with each level finished. It’s very challenging. On good days, I’m a competitor. On other days, it’s useless!
I’m now adding a low dose antidepressant medication to my daily regime. Anxiety and depression are all part of Alzheimer’s. I’ve lost my sense of smell. That’s controlled by the frontal lobe of the brain.
Another future event, according to what I’ve been reading, is loss of appetite. That hasn’t happened yet, but I’m looking forward to it!!! I surely can lose a few pounds.
I try to make a joke of things, but I’m not laughing. It’s a scary illness with no cure. They know more now than they did previously, but there’s so much more to learn. Someday there will be medication to cure it or control it.
Those are my thoughts for today..... I’ll be back with another update in the not too distant future!!