I just want to know if i am over reacting. There is a strong family history of Alzheimer's disease. My mother two of her sisters and her brother. it is possible my mothers dementia was vascular but we never got a definitive answer. My son with Downs syndrome has a huge risk and as I gave birth to him before the age of 35 I am 5 times more likely to develop Alzheimer's. I have been very pro active with my son to try to protect his brain as much as possible and have also started to do this for myself too. I am wondering if I should start making arrangements for my care now ??? I am not resigned to getting Alzheimer's and hope for the best and that I take after my Dad's side. I do want to ensure that I am not a burden to my children however. My mothers care was difficult at times for all of us but especially me as I was her carer. Putting her in to a nursing home was difficult but at the end I had no choice. If its me I would rather just go straight to a nursing home and have all this stated in black and white. Am I over reacting or am I just being sensible ??? ( I have already made arrangements for my son btw ) katie xx
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