Wednesday, March 2, 2016

Neuropsych Eval Follow Up

Yesterday, Mom had a follow up face-to-face conversation with the clinician who performed Lyn's recent neuropsych evaluation.  The clinician is completing the written report and expects to send it by the end of the week.  This conversation allowed the clinician to get some final questions asked and answered.

While we don't have all the details of the evaluation, we have some of the high points:

  • Lyn definitely has Alzheimers.  We've been pretty darn sure for the past four years but it is great to get confirmation after previous clinicians have shied away from the topic.  
  • A second MRI has been suggested so we can have comparisons and can see if the physical changes to the brains structures is already evident.  I wonder if we'd be able to determine how much volume has been lost so far.
  • A recommendation has been made that Lyn go on daily medication to help mitigate her anxiety and frustration.  The current medication is only as needed to get her through a high anxiety bout; not for chronic levels she experiences.



There will be more suggestions and commentary in the written report.  If we get nothing more than this, I think it was worth the effort.

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