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Early detection of Dementia is key.

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Early detection of Dementia is key.

Early detection can lead to early intervention such as lifestyle changes, diet changes, and other things that may help people fight off dementia. I have been working with an Alzheimer's expert to develop a free, fast, and fun memory test that can help you detect signs of dementia early. I hope you can also work your way over to the blog to find helpful caregiver tips and other interesting news about this topic. Look forward to making solid connections as we fight dementia together. Thank you for the considerations.

Just a note . . .
Just a note . . . The tool you present should be used ONLY AFTER any physical basis for dementia is ruled out. A bladder or urinary track infection can present itself as dementia, esp if the dementia is of sudden onset.
Excellent point. It's
Excellent point. It's shocking to know that a UTI could be mistaken for dementia, but it an important thing to know.
I don't know why everyone
I don't know why everyone says that early detection is the key, there's not a #%¥£* thing that can improve the outcome of Alzheimer's! Just saying...
Although there is no cure for
Although there is no cure for Alzheimer's, most people (like myself) still like to be in the know of the early signs and symptoms so that I can know what to do next and plan accordingly. I am glad that I can recognize those signs, because it's easier for me to deal with my grandmother and her vascular dementia secondary to her 2 strokes. God bless her, she is striving to be a strong matriarch in our family, but being 83 and her dementia, it can be hard dealing with her. She can be pretty impatient, and forgetful when she has something important to say. So, I try my best to anticipate what she wants, when she is too busy searching for the word of the object she wants or the subject she wants to reference.
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Early detection is the key

But 'knowing can also be depressing'. My partner was diagnosed with early onset dementia 2 years ago, at 61. She notices the changes and is sometimes quite concerned. I also take care of my 90 year old mom, so she worries that I wont be able to do it all. And after the diagnosis absolutely no support or recommendations were offered except to force her to take a 4 hour assement to see if she should still be driving. We are just taking one day at a time.