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|Dear Cherie, yes sorry it was diagnosed as Alzheimers. Evidently the Hospital neurology department is very understaffed. So they got a professor who has just retired to come in and work for them and he is an expert.
My aunt worked in the neurology department for 36 years but no details on screen of his scan were ever shown to her, as she would have recognized what was wrong as well. The scan readings were showing on the screen to be going downwards in certain points which is an indication of Alzheimers disease, but they were going upwards to show which could be Parkinson's disease but it was on the wrong side of the brain for that! Do not know how it all works as I do not know at all.
Which meant or so I have ben told that it is a trapped nerve probably in one of his elbows and therefore sending signals to the brain!
This would acount for his wobbles and sometimes after gardening or doing heavy work his giddiness. He was a postman (parcel) delivery man all his life and was always carrying and moving heavy things.
Basically whoever read the scan reports (MIR) did not understand them and diagnosed him with Alzheimers, which it is not. That is how it was explained to me and may make a bit more sense!
Petalpants where you been, nice to hear from you!
Lucy the only way you would get around the Badminton course is with a Hovercraft!