Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Alzheimer's Blogging:

Have you checked out Alzheimer's Weekly lately? 
New Study Warns: Dementia Misdiagnosis Rate at 37% 

According to Associate Professor Englund, "A patient who has been diagnosed with dementia has to live with the disease for six-eight years, and in some cases up to 20 years. It is therefore important that the diagnosis is correct."
Check out this link:

What Do Memory Centers Have That My Doctor Doesn't?

With hundreds of possible causes, a person experiencing memory or thinking problems may wander from doctor to doctor. An accurate diagnosis is essential, as most disorders can be treated - the earlier, the better. Learn what regional Memory Centers do to reach a sophisticated and proper diagnosis. Check out this link:

Pen-And-Paper Test May Help Spot Alzheimer's Early

I hope these articles help you and your loved one.
Marie Fostino
Alzheimer's A Caretakers Journal
Seaboard Press An Imprint of James A Rock Pub., Co.

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