Monday, September 5

Why Bother with a Dementia Diagnosis?

DIAGNOSIS VIDEO:

Why get a diagnosis if Alzheimer's can't be cured? Watch England's Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt explain some reasons why it's worth the trouble and can make all the difference in the world.


If a person doesn't get a diagnosis, no one can help. With a good diagnosis, there is so much to do.

6 comments :

  1. Diabetes can't be CURED - but with treatments, medications, it's impact can be somewhat mitigated, slowed down - ditto Alzheimer's FIGHT IT WITH EVERY OPTION YOU HAVE - DON'T GIVE IN TO ALZHEIMER'S - NEVER!
    THAT is why you get a diagnosis!

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  2. Too many families just won't accept a loved one has this which is why they just won't push for a diagnosise. We must teach them that being diagnosed is the start of some wonderful help and medication out there. This help can transform their lives and the families. Some of the happiest people I know have dementia and they are living a happy and fulfilled life due to the care and support/meds that is available. Its hard but the families must push for more help if they suspect a loved one has this cruel disease.

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  3. I was a care giver of my husband. Early detection and the right medicine can make a difference. It would be hard to believe that anyone past the 2nd stage could be living a happy fulfilled life with this devastating disease. With my husband less meds made a huge difference in his quality of life. Remember see the person not the disease...look for moments of joy each day. Sometimes you are asked to wait but a smile can be such a blessing while living with AD.

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  4. Just to add Alzheimer's tries to take the loved one and the care giver...please don't let it be the winner all the time. For the care giver put your name on the to do list your important also. One day at a time..don't sweat the small things and simplify everything. Short sentences, staying calm and redirecting a tough situation really helps. Bless

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  5. Absolute rubbish! he sites Cancer research as a n example of helping to eradicate.What he does not say is that Cncer research receives much,much more funding in comparison to alzheimer's.I was diagnosed with early onset 5years ago.Current medicin available is just tokenism.In the long term it is useless.
    I wish Politicians would get real,stop posturing for popularity and do something really positive.

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