HEALTHBEAT Confronting dementia: When ignorance isn't bliss
If the findings from a recent Harris poll are any indication, many American adults worry their post-retirement years will be darkened by the shadow of Alzheimer's disease and related dementias. Yet de... Posted on 4/8/11 at 3:11 PM
When a family notices that their loved one’s dementia has suddenly increased during the last month or that someone is suddenly showing signs of dementia that just started in the last two weeks, I always recommend going to the doctor for a checkup.
Mary Krueger, Douglas County Senior Coordinator
, January 30, 2013
This Father’s Day, June 17, thousands of local families will come home to find that dad has lost his usual “spark.” He’s sad and sluggish. He’s not himself and he’s forgetting things. Is it depression or dementia? The two health issues are often confusing to diagnose and difficult to distinguish.
The total estimated worldwide costs of dementia are $604 billion in 2010, according to the newly released World Alzheimer Report 2010: The Global Economic Impact of Dementia from Alzheimer’s Disease International.
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