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Think I might have early on dementia?

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jasond

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after googling my symptoms (I know worst thing to do)
What you said, right there! It's easily done, too :) As others have said, tell your doctor and remember that dementia at your age is mega-unlikely.
 
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I’ve never heard of a case of AD that young. Early is defined as before 65 in the field. I’d still get checked out for sure. Could be side effects of medication too.
 
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I was also gonna mention that dizziness and vision issues can be side effects of antidepressants.
 
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EstherRose94

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Oh that’s so true! Good call. It could be something relatively innocuous and fixable so I wouldn’t be afraid to go have it checked out.
 
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So im most probably so wrong about this, but recently I've had a lot of eye problems, blurred vision, floaters. Been to opticians everything is fine.

However, recently in the last couple of months I've had other symptoms that I'm guessing are related. I am always loosing my balance, like falling to the side. (I don't go dizzy nor do I go lightheaded. I'll be walking straight and for some reason I'll end up walking into the door or object that was no where near me.) this gets really bad when I'm at the gym.

I'm also noticing more and more that I'm struggling to speak, I will have the word in my head and I'll go speak it but what comes out is just a noise and I'm always muddling words up. And then there's the spelling, more and more I'm missing letters out and not noticing or just spelling words completely wrong!

It's starting to really effect my job as I'm always forgetting things my manager asks me to do or forgetting things in general. There's been a massive decline in my work effectiveness since about November 2016.

The likelihood of it being Alzheimer's is most probably so far wrong as I'm only 21 (22 in may) but after googling my symptoms (I know worst thing to do) I came across the early symptoms for Alzheimer's in younger people (being 30-50) and all the symptoms matched my own. My question is, can these symptoms be related to something else? Should I see my doctor? (I'm a bit worried about going as I've been quite a few times this year due to my eyes and periods and I think they've had enough of me now. So I don't want to bother them if it's nothing alarming.) thanks in advance for your replies!
I am an aged carer

my expertise was quite advanced dementia.

I was assigned to a unit

that it was unfortunate... called a (lock in) unit

I know exactly what true dementia is.

what you explain is obviously distressing and uncomfortable.

but?...I suspect it's a hormone situation

it's not dementia...go see your doctor
 
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This is an old thread. I hope things turned out well for the OP. I just wanted to mention that I've had two brain tumors and I had the exact same symptoms (vision problems, loss of balance, slurred speech). So anyone having this, don't take multivitamins, instead go see a doctor or have an MRI as soon as possible.
 
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Do you take any medications? They could have an effect upon your cognitive abilities. I have some form of dementia going on myself, but I am much older than you..
 
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JCPraha

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I am sure something like B12 could help. It is a very complicated issues with many possible itiologies or causes, so who really knows?
 
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