Alzheimers-Your Chances? Your Childrens? Your Grand children? My Missing Son Cameron Remmer

This post was written by Valerie on September 21, 2012
Posted Under: Grandma Quotes

My Sister and Me with Missing Cameron

Alzheimer’s has taken a large toll on our parents and grand parents. My mother had early on set when she was about 58. Our grand mother got Alzheimers in her early 60’s and her husband, our grand father had it not too long after she did.

My sister and I are half sisters so our father’s did not have Alzheimers so we have been told we have a 50/50 chance. Our grand mothers sister also had it in her late 70’s.

My sister is a nurse and we have both read almost everything we can on this disease. We have seen what it has done to our family members and know how hard it is to deal with. We have both learned that because our fathers did not have it we have a 50/50 chance of getting Alzheimers.

I am now 65 and my sister is ten years younger. There is so much research being done even here in San Diego at UCSD/Salk Institute and of course many medical research facilities all over the country.

Speaking for myself I worry not so much what if I get it but what about my children and their children. I am aware that just misplacing things is not a sign but putting things in strange places like finding your keys in the freezer. Or driving home and forgetting how to get there..even if just for a few minutes.

Early treatments are starting to be possible and the medical community recommends early treatment as soon as possible. Don’t let denial drive you from getting early treatment. Keep your medical records/drugs that worked or did not work as part of your information that you pass on to your children and grand children.

Recently because I was diagnosed with Celiac Disease I was able to share that info with my children and my grand daughter does have Celiac disease and my two oldest children have gluten sensitivity. This took me a life time since a child to finally have the right diagnosis.

Sharing your medical history with  your family can save them years of misery and countless incorrect diagnoses. Celiac disease can show up as depression and so does Alzheimer’s.

Be aware. Don’t deny. Support Alzheimer’s research for your future children and grand children.

Please note that Cameron Remmer in the photo is my son who will be missing for a year coming October 6th, 2012. We spoke with the detectives today. It may take years to find my son and that is years I may not have so I have documented all I know and have it on file with SFO missing persons. The one person I can not forget but may forget due to this debilitating difficult disease.

 

 

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