Talking about Alzheimer’s or other dementia
Having a conversation about Alzheimer’s or other dementia is extremely important for both the individual and their care-givers. Higher anxiety, depression and isolation are very common among care-givers and individuals but research shows having a support network can reduce this. Only 45% of people with Alzheimer’s or their care-givers report being told of their diagnosis while 90% of people with the four most common types of cancer have been told of their diagnosis. Below are several good resources geared towards starting the conversation around aging, Alzheimer’s and other forms of dementia.