Howard

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About me

Gender MALE
Industry Technology
Occupation retired
Location Manhattan, New York, United States
Introduction I am a native New Yorker. I had a career in the technology field where I was responsible for businesses across the United States and flew 120 plus flights a year. I flew first class and lived an absolutely incredible life. At 45 years old I received a bad lottery ticket in life and got sick. I was misdiagnosed as bipolar and kept in a medically induced fog for 6 years. I lost my job, money, family and the woman I loved. NY Cornell hospital admitted me for 6 weeks where they titrated me off the pharmaceutical cocktails. Pet scans and neuropsychological testing discovered a rare neurological disease. Frontotemporal dementia is commonly misdiagnosed as a mental illness. The last year has been spent learning how to live with dementia and toggle myself through support groups while getting the medical attention I need. I have an incredible amount of friends that I could not have emerged from this radical life change without. I am now 54 years old and am on full medicaid with $.63 a day in food stamps. A new life has been created with dementia. The purpose of this blog is to help people with FTD/dementia find the right resources to get there life back on track and be happy.
Interests Helping people who need support with dementia related issue, Middle East Politics, Domestic Politics
Favorite Movies Casablanca, Gone with the Wind, Lawrence of Arabia
Favorite Music Classic rock, reggae, new age, folk
Favorite Books The best and the brightest

Your diagnosed with Dementia. Now what. Where do I find the right info on my disease? Where do I get support? Where do I find medical help? Can I work, drive, be happy?