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Posted by Alison on March 27, 2000 at 02:08:58:

In Reply to: progression of disease posted by Tomi May on December 14, 1999 at 00:48:47:

: It has been a year since I posted to this site. For some reason I have trouble accessing the board, so I missed the posts from Michelle and Sherry earlier. I do thank them for their response anyway.
: The disease has progressed in this year's time slowly but surely. Short term memory is almost nonexistant now, and I repeat the same information many times and it still does not click in. How can they remember the same question over and over and never remember the answer? The anger still surfaces sometimes, although Prozac helps control that problem fairly well.
: Are there any ongoing clinical trials that are open to someone who would participate in trying new approaches to handling this monster disease?
: I am reading about the amyloid diagnosis procedure, and would love to be able to get that done just to be more sure of the diagnosis.
: Any help in handling some of the problems is welcome.
: I read somewhere where God uses such things to give us an opportunity to love as Christ loves unconditionally...so I'm trying to remember that and act lovingly instead of reacting in impatience. I do not always succeed, but I'll keep trying.
: God Bless each of you who carry this burden, also.
: Tomi

Dear Tomi,
I think you are very brave, and I hope someday they find a cure for Alzheimers. It's great to think positive, like you. If others thought like you then Alzheimers might not be such a burden. I guess that's all I have to say, so,
goodbye for now,
Alison.

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