anyone still around here? My dad (61) was just diagnosed today. My mom was pretty much a mess when I talked to her earlier.
My dad's mom and all 5 of her sisters had AD and my dad's sister was diagnosed with AD when she was 60. He's been concerned about it for over a year now and he's the one who initiated being tested. unfortunately it took them a year to come to a conclusive diagnosis.
I'm not really in shock right now, because it's something I feel like I've expected, but I don't know how to deal with my mom. she's very non-emotional and completely indirect, so you can't just talk to her about things, but she's obviously very upset, though she keeps saying it's great they have a diagnosis, then proceeds to plan his disability retirement and his last years of caretaking as if he's not still the same guy he was yesterday.
I realize it must be earth-shattering for her, knowing how it'll end and that it'll be much sooner than either of them would like. I just want her to get control of herself and help my dad rather than plan his funeral.