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Hi, I'm just starting the agent orange application process for my father and have a lot of questions. Would love to get insight from anyone who has been through the process and/or who may have similar circumstances. First, he was on a blue water naval ship (USS Ranger), but he did set boots on ground as part of a work detail when his ship was docked in Vietnam. Has anyone had a similar situation, and if so, did you have to come up with evidence that you set boots on ground? If so, where/how did you find that? Second, he has lewy body dementia, which is believed by experts to be the same disease as parkinson's, the only difference is the timing and order in which symptoms appear. I have seen that very few LBD patients have made successful Agent Orange claims, and most seek a diagnosis of Parkinsons or PDD in order to qualify. If anyone has experience in how this works I'd love to hear about it and I have some specific questions.
I came across this while researching dementia for my father's upcoming claim that I am preparing to file. In his case, there is no family history of dementia. In Vietnam, there was a vehicle accident where he was thrown and ended up pinned underneath. Later, he also had a couple of other documented head injuries. I thought these two studies might come in handy for anyone else who can convince their doctor to read and reference it in their claims. A new study published in JAMA Neurology suggests that for adults aged 55 years and older, traumatic brain injury may be linked to an increased risk of dementia http://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/284486.php The study follows up on another study that focuses on veterans: Veterans study suggests risk of dementia rises with traumatic brain injury http://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/278750.php