I opened my paper this morning to see these headlines. Alzheimer's test made more affordable! New PET scan can diagnose ALZ! A hospital in our city is using the newest scanner for Alzheimer's detection. Early detection is important because the new drugs work best when they are started early in the course of dementia. Before this scan was available many people were mis-diagnosed. If you suspect that you or some one you love may have Alzheimer's Disease...Make sure you INSIST on this Alzheimer's Memories Check PET Scan because it can confirm or rule out Alzheimer's Disease. This is an exciting break through. Too late for Peggy but just in time for many others.
The newspaper article states....Losing your car keys is no cause for concern. Losing your way home is! The benign things aren't a problem--going to the kitchen and forgetting why, forgetting where you put your car keys, forgetting somebody's name occasionally. But if you are getting lost in an area you should be familiar with, forgetting your children's names or being told the same thing several times, those are more complex interactions.
It took Doctor's a long time to diagnose Peggy, almost a year! With this Memories check Pet Scan..she could have been diagnosed earlier and started the drugs earlier and maybe she....... would have had more time with us.
If you would like to read the article go to...http://www.daytondailynews.com It is in the March 9, 2004 edition, Life section
I Love You Today, Peggy