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Recently diagnosed with Alzheimer's disease, have disturbed sleep patterns, tiredness. Related?

I am 58 years of age and employed full time over recent times I have had disturbed sleep patterns and have been feeling very tired during the day. I have recently been diagnosed with young onset Alzheimer’s disease; however I am yet to get in to see a specialist and this may not happen for some time due to demand on their services. I know that the forgetfulness and confusion I feel is due to the disease; however, is it possible that the inability to get a good night’s sleep and the resulting tiredness is also related to Alzheimer or is it likely to another matter.
Asked On : Fri, 15 Feb 2013
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The forgetfulness and confusion do point to the diagnosis of Alzheimer's disease at your age. The disturbed sleep pattern and feeling very tired during the day, as you describe it, is not a very common complaints from the patient of Alzheimer's disease. It may be related to some other issues. You need consultation from neurologist or neuropsychiatrist for complete evaluation. The inability to seek specialist consultation is unfortunate and further course of investigation and treatment can be decided only after that.
Good luck.
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