After the doctor’s visit
Maybe your doctor will discover a treatable situation and you can stop worrying. However, if you do have early signs of dementia, the sooner it’s discovered the better, so you can take steps to live the best quality of life possible. That, of course, includes getting more help for your care receiver.
You shouldn’t neglect your own care either. Getting a dementia diagnosis is devastating, so ask your doctor for the name of a therapist who can help you cope, and also for advice on how to break the news to your family. Also, look into getting some immediate help to do cleaning, cooking, finances and any other task that you find confusing or difficult. Finally, take time to investigate facilities that might handle your care as your disease progresses.
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How to Tell If You Have Early-Stage Dementia originally appeared on AgingCare.com