I lost my dad to Alzheimers 13 years ago, but I have questions about myself. I am a 60 year old female and I live alone
I had surgery 3 months ago and have been taking ultram and flexaril for pain, and I don't know if my meds are causing my problems or not, and I don't remember how I was before the meds.
I do some really crazy things, for one I can have 2 or three things on the counter, and I need to get one of them, and several times I pick the wrong one up. and I when I want to say something, I either forget a word, or I say the wrong thing. and I get lost in conversations all the time, seems to me this is short term memory thing, and I am kind of worried that I may have early alzheimners. I believe it is heriditary.
Is there any kind of a test you can get to know for sure.
If so, I would like to take it, and if I do have it, I can start early treatment.
Any replies will be appreciated.
PS I wanted to mention I met up with my two brothers and sister last week, and my one brother, I hadn't seen for a long time, and the other I am not around alot. They got the biggest kick out of me because thiings were said or a joke was told, and I didn't catch on, my one brother laughted til he cried, he had no idea.