Unfortunately I haven’t kept track of exactly when this all started but I think it was a couple of years ago. I knew there was something wrong with my brain and had a brain scan. I was told that there were signs of early degeneration and to be honest it was no surprise.
My father died from the effects of Alzheimer’s disease so I was able to spot some problems with the way I was handling various tasks and I knew that it was likely that I had something similar.
Some weeks back I decided to keep track of what is happening to me. Initially it was just for my own benefit but today I decided to create a blog in the hope that it may help others suffering from a similar disorder.
So firstly a little about me.
I was born in England in 1960. My family moved to Australia in 1966, returned to England for three years and then came back to Australia permanently in 1972.
I married in 1981 and became a computer programmer.
In 1997 my wife and I got fed up with the 9 to 5 grind and took off on a working holiday of Australia. We intended to be gone for about a year but 11 years later we were still on the road.
In 2010 our circumstances changed and we had to return to suburbia and settle down.
I currently run a number of websites and other resources in the internet and am in a battle against time to complete a upgrade to my main website.
I started writing about my condition on December 29th 2016 and the posts that follow will track what happens to me until I am no longer able to write.