10 warning signs
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Have you ever seen someone put something in a strange place, or have difficulty performing familiar tasks? or were inappropriately dressed for that day’s weather?
Dementia is far beyond memory loss and confusion. There are 10 signs of dementia in total.
1. Know the Signs:
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2. Contact your Doctor: If you recognize these signs in yourself or someone else in your life, contact your doctor to discuss what you’re experiencing. It may be dementia or it may not. Some treatable conditions can produce symptoms similar to dementia such as vitamin deficiencies, thyroid disease, sleep disorders, or mental illness. A timely diagnosis can help you access information, resources and support.
3. Call Us: If it is dementia call us at the Alzheimer Society to discuss how we can support you. We have programs and support services to help people with all forms of dementia, including Alzheimer’s disease, and their caregivers. Our InfoLine is 1-800-611-6345.
4. Share your Story: Help others understand by sharing your stories of when you started to notice you, or someone else in your life, had dementia. Tag your story with our hashtag #iNoticedWhen
Dementia Quick Facts
- In Nova Scotia, there are approximately 17,000 Nova Scotians with dementia.
- Dementia doesn’t define a person. They’re still the same individual as they were before their diagnosis.
- People with dementia can continue the things they love and remain active in their communities with the right help and support.
Last Updated: 01/26/17