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I was diagnosed with mild dementia so what bodily & cognitively changes should I expect?
Hi, @sarah49, and welcome to Mayo Clinic Connect. I'm hoping this will be a great place for you to get information and connect with others following your diagnosis of mild dementia.
Since you are wondering about what body and cognitive changes you might expect, I'd like to provide some Mayo Clinic information on dementia: https://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/dementia/symptoms-causes/syc-20352013.
Did your doctor provide any additional information about what type of dementia you may have in mild form (e.g., vascular, frontotemporal, Lewy Body)?
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Thank you for your response and the reference in Mayo.com. I also joined exsmokers connection. Need lots of help with quitting my smoking addiction.
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Not much info on Lewy Body Dementia from Neuropychologist but thanks for your info given on Mayo. Very helpful Sarah49
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Just wanted to clarify: Was your diagnosis Lewy Body Dementia, then?
Hello @sarah49 and welcome to Mayo Connect,
I can understand your interest in wanting to know, "what to expect," that is a natural question that we all have when we face any illness or disorder.
Lewy Body Dementia Association (LBDA) has a website with a list of support groups. As you did not mention what state you lived in perhaps you can check out support groups in your area. There you will meet with others who can offer you some first hand knowledge and experience with LBD. Here is a link to the support groups, https://www.lbda.org/support
If you are comfortable sharing more about yourself. For example: What symptoms were you having that led to this diagnosis? Were the symptoms physical (such as gait/balance) disturbances as well as cognitive, such as memory, attention, etc.? Were any therapies suggested for gait, balance, speech, etc.?
What information has your doctor given you thus far?
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