Dec 3rd 2008
1 day ago
81 at time of spouse's death -- 85 now
died at 83 on 8/31/09
almost 60 (lacking 3 days)
Late onset AD
Progressed from Stage 6c thru 7 in less than a year
Aricept for 8 years, Namenda for 7 years -- never any significant mood problems
Late Onset AD Genetic Study -- 2 sisters also have AD. DX later confirmed by brain autopsy performed by Mayo as a part of the genetic study.
East Central Florida
Home care by self and adult unmarried working son. Very pleased with hospice assistance begun on 8 June 2009 -- about three months before her death
Healthy, and moving on with life. Remarried to close friend of fifty plus years seven months after spouse's death, with full support and understanding of family and friends.