Is My Parent Suffering from Dementia or Just Getting Older?
One of the most challenging parts of caring for an elderly loved one is trying to figure out what are “normal” signs of aging and what are signs of suffering from dementia. For example, not knowing if your aging parent has dementia can feel like a guessing game. And it doesn’t help that there is no single, definitive diagnostic test for dementia. Medical experts agree on one thing, however. If you suspect your parent may have dementia, they need to be seen by a doctor.
Aging vs Suffering from Dementia: What to expect
Many older adults – as well as their adult children – have misconceptions about what to expect as part of the aging process.
Suffering from Dementia vs Alzheimer’s: What Are the Differences?
Dementia and Alzheimer’s Disease are often used interchangeably but they are not the same. Although symptoms of the two may overlap, it’s important to know the differences between the two conditions.
Top Tips for Dealing With a Parent Who Denies Suffering from Dementia
Seniors who are exhibiting signs of dementia often will deny their symptoms. They also may refuse to seek medical help.
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