Monday, November 7, 2011

No, It's Not Old Age for 60% of People

Just read a startling statistic in a UK publication. "Six out of ten people with Alzheimer's and other forms of dementia go undiagnosed, figures revealed yesterday. Almost 400,000 individuals and their families are failing to get vital help from the NHS, according to campaigners. But up to two thirds of adults don't understand the differences between normal signs of ageing and symptoms of dementia, says a survey."

So often we fail to recognize symptoms in ourselves or our loved ones, simply because we don't want to face the consequences - maybe either way. Even with normal aging, most of us reach a point when we need assistance  and with it, some loss of independence. Earlier this year members of The George G. Glenner Medical Advisory Board gave a great presentation on signs of normal aging versus dementia. In light of this survey, we thought it might be a good idea to resurrect that slide show. It's easy to follow and full of useful information as you try to decide the best solution.

Daily Mail Article: 2/3 of Adults Don't Recognize Dementia Symptoms

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