How were you told of dementia?

31Aug13

The Seven Warning Signs of Alzheimer’s Disease

  • Asking the same question over and over again.
  • Repeating the same story, word for word, again and again.
  • Forgetting how to cook, or how to make repairs, or how to play cards—activities that were previously done with ease and regularity.
  • Losing one’s ability to pay bills or balance one’s checkbook.
  • Getting lost in familiar surroundings, or misplacing household objects.
  • Neglecting to bathe, or wearing the same clothes over and over again, while insisting that they have taken a bath or that their clothes are still clean.
  • Relying on someone else, such as a spouse, to make decisions or answer questions they previously would have handled themselves.

The diagnosis of dementia is often more difficult on the people surrounding the people around the person with the diagnosis. When your loved one was diagnosed how were you told? Is there something that should have been differently? Is there something that was said that was particularly helpful? Please share your experiences so that others may learn and help others on the future.



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