Diagnosed With Dementia Now What ?

Discover the shocking statistics and realities of living with dementia, from diagnosis to death. Learn about the different types of dementia and the high cost to healthcare system.

Diagnosed With Dementia Now What ?

I often hear, “I have been diagnosed with dementia, now what ?”  This is a common reaction with many when they receive the devastating news.

You or your family member may feel paralyzed and in shock.  The diagnosis of dementia is overwhelming. Dementia not only affects the dementia patient, it affects the entire family. Did you know that from diagnosis to death could be as long as 20 years?

Did you know that a new case of dementia is diagnosed every 4 seconds? Did you know that there are over 200 types of dementia? Alzheimer’s is the most common. Lewy Body dementia is the second most common type of dementia. It is also the most overlooked and misdiagnosed form of dementia.

There is a lack of awareness and understanding of dementia. Many believe that memory problems are a part of normal aging.  It is not.  It is a progressive disorder. It is a syndrome caused by a variety of different conditions affecting the brain.

**This syndrome affects:
*** Memory

  • Thinking
  • Balance
  • Behaviors

The ability to perform activities of daily living.

Did you know that there is a world wide growing crisis as the present population ages? We are living longer but not healthier.

The high cost of dementia is already taxing the healthcare system. At present, over $604 billion dollars a year is being spent in the US. The dementia population is expected to double every 20 years.

Diagnosis of Dementia Now What?

Watch this video below about how early dementia diagnosis can help:

The statistics for the family dementia caregivers is bleak.

Family caregivers require support from a variety of different organizations... the health, social, financial, and legal systems.

Statistics show that 50% of family caregivers... taking care of a person with dementia... actually pass or become seriously ill and cannot care for their dementia patient.

There are many things a person can do to prepare for the future. To help many with their caregiving journey, I have written a book. I provide step-by-step strategies to plan for future care needs.

Get your copy of Diagnosis of Dementia: What do I do now? on Amazon today.

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