Hi Maggie T - just read all these jolly, uplifting emails! Make you feel good don't they! I was 59 last month and was diagnosed in February this year. I knew exactly what was happening to me as P is in my family and I recognised the signs very quickly. I think the greater shock is finding out that, come a diagnosis, you have already had it several years. However, keeping positive is the key to so much - easier said than done at times, but, in the main, we just have to knuckle down and get on with everything don't we.
Most importantly, we have to keep smiling and having a laugh! If we don't, we might as well give up and that is not an option!
Keep well and best wishes