Doctors and Family Not Good at Detecting Alzheimer's and Dementia


Diagnosing mild-to-moderate dementia cases can be difficult. Indeed, more than half of such cases are not recognized by physicians.......

Diagnosing mild-to-moderate dementia cases can be difficult. Indeed, more than half of such cases are not recognized by physicians.......
The inability of physicians and family to recognize mild cognitive impairment indicates that we have a long way to go in raising public awareness about dementia. As most caregivers look back, they can tell you about telltale signs of the disease that they missed. In retrospect.
To me, early detection of Alzheimer's and dementia is all about recognizing subtle behavioral changes in older people. Tiny little behavioral changes that gnaw at your stomach. The dragging and scrapping of the feet on the ground. The inability to find the bathroom in a relatives home they have been visiting all their lives. Trouble paying bills. Complaining about money. Fear. Angst. Changes in behavior like meanness, hoarding, or worrying about one single thing over and over.Read more at www.alzheimersreadingroom.com
 

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