With over 5 million people diagnosed with some form of dementia it is important to know the facts. 2/3 of the people diagnosed with Alzheimer’s are women. 1 in 3 seniors die with the disease.
What is dementia?
Dementia is a general term for a decline in mental ability severe enough to interfere with daily life.
What is Alzheimers?
Alzheimer’s is a disease that attacks the brain. It is the most common form of dementia.
Know the 10 Signs (Alzheimer’s Association)
Early Detection Matters
- Memory loss that disrupts daily life
- Challenges in planning or solving problems
- Difficulty completing familiar tasks
- Confusion with a time or place
- Trouble understanding visual images and spatial relationships
- New problems with word in speaking or writing
- Misplacing things and losing the ability to retrace steps
- Decreased or poor judgment
- Withdrawal from work or social activities
- Changes in mood and personality
The Ten Absolutes
- Never Argue; instead agree
- Never reason; instead divert
- Never shame; instead distract
- Never lecture; instead reassure
- Never say remember; instead reminisce
- Never say “I Told You;” instead repeat
- Never say “You Can’t;” instead say “Do What You Can”
- Never command or demand; instead ask or model
- Never condescend; instead encourage or praise
- Never force; instead reinforce