Mild Cognitive Impairment: but there are tests and scans and one will be told they have Alzheimers or dementia. Professor Howard undermines their symptoms by saying because they can read /write they do not have degeneration of the brain so they are misleading people about the diagnosis of alzheimers/dementia. Personally I think people who have MCI can work on their memories and aid the delay of full impact of dementia. There will be good days and bad days. Anxiety stress and fatigue all have an impact
[Study reported in Brain (Brain. 2020 Oct; 143(10): 2895–2903. PMCID: PMC7586080 Published online 2020 Aug 13. doi: 10.1093/brain/awaa224 PMID: 32791521 Functional cognitive disorder: dementia’s blind spot)]
Some will have read recently in social media comments made by Professor Rob Howard about whether some of us have been misdiagnosed with dementia. We find these comments hurtful.
I read a study (of which he was one of the authors) published in 2020 in the journal Brain, the title of which is Functional Cognitive Disorder: dementia’s blind spot.
Prof Rob Howard seems to be saying in his various comments on social media that those of us who can and do speak publicly, and write, about living with dementia do not have dementia. His hypothesis is that we have been misdiagnosed.
For example, I cannot have dementia and be able to read his paper and write this blog, because the neurodegeneration implicit in dementia…
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