Hi, I am new to this forum and am posting re ct head scan results and confusion over what the results mean. Im wondering if anyine can help and also what is likely to happen at a memory clinic. So, my gp sent me for a ct scan of the head to see if there were any early signs of dementia. On the follow up appointment 3 days later she briefly told me the outcome. But the appointment was over quick and I dont think I took it in properly. I think she said yes it shows signs and she definitely said the frontal lobes show atrophy and I need to go to the memory clinic. I used to volunteer in a , emory clinic about a year before my late dad showed signs of early dementia he was about 62 years old before he was officially diagnosed with early onset dementia, presumed frontal lobal.anyway my resukts show frontal lobal atrophy, I think she said some, so does this mean mild, and does it mean I have early stages of dementia or could it be something else? Im feeling confused and lonely. I'm scared of going through what my dad went through and of my chikdren feeling like I dont know them anymore. Im trying not to speculate too much but want to make plans if I neec to. Ive read life expectancy is between 2-12 years and mostly 7 1/2 years after onset. Am I just not believing the diagnosis or did I mishear? I dont know. I dont feel right but I dont want to go to the dr and ask for more information. Can anyone give me a clue or advise please? I dont know how long I will have to wait for the appointment at the memory clinic.
Best healthy wishes