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Don Moyer

I pointed a friend to one of your earlier posts. She said that you have a "very confortable style."

I agree: this post is an especially nice example of your "very comfortable style."

Your posts should be used as models in teaching science writing. Thanks. Don

Mary Boomhower

I was in an abusive marriage for thirteen years. We were divorced in 1981. I was diagnosed with dementia and a brain tumor three years ago!
I had brain surgery but the tumor was inaccesssible because it was buried under the massive are of dementia growth!!!

Dolores Ferris

My husband, aged 62, has been diagnosed with CAA following a seizure and collapse. This article has explained more to me in simple language than any other. Still trying to get my head around it all! Thank you.

Mona Johnson

Deanna, I'm sorry to read about your husband, and I know how scary this must be for you. I'm not a healthcare professional, so can't really address what it means to have 20 microbleeds at 56 years old. I'm not sure that anyone can predict with certainty whether he'll develop symptoms.

I'm sure you want to address all the possibilities and take some action, and this must be incredibly frustrating for you.

I hope your husband is recovering nicely from surgery and that you are taking care of yourself.

Roger Kulp

This is indeed very scary.I'm just learning about this stuff.

My mother,age 80,has had several microbleeds,and may now be in the early stages of dementia.her sister, my aunt,died of an "alzheimer's like" diswase several years ago.

I have a lifelong history of anemia, a folate metabolism disorder,with multiple MTHFR nutations,as well as heart faiure,and "mysterious" cerebrovascular symtoms,starting in my teens,so there are all sorts of considerations here.

Sheri Carter

My Mom was just diagnosed with CAA. She is 72 lives alone and has always been independent. She recently developed headaches, and eventually woke up one morning walking into a door way. No other symptoms, she doesn't have right sided weakness that you would expect. But they did visualize 3 hemorrhagic bleeds one on the left, two on the right. We go in April to Mass General. She has been treated so far at Wake Forest. MRI, CAT and angiogram. She was left without much information just the diagnosis and that she could not drive for now they said. Do you have any recommendations for support groups. And of course we are like all families wondering what her future will look like. Any suggestions will be appreciated.

Mona Johnson

Sheri, I'm so sorry to hear about your mom. I don't know of any support groups specific to CAA, but I think Mass General will be your best resource. It seems to me that researchers are in the early stages of understanding the causes and treatment of CAA. I wish I had more concrete suggestions for you, and I hope for a speedy recovery for your mom.

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