Disorientation: Why It's More Devastating Than the Loss of Words Share

We try to parse diagnostic data into finer and finer distinctions, thinking the dissection will result in better care for loved ones with dementia. If only the transition from classification to intervention was that simple.

When I suggested to a friend that some of his father's behaviors could be indicative of dementia, he said, “No it’s not dementia, it’s Alzheimer’s.” He proceeded to go into a long list of diagnostic features distinguishing Alzheimer’s from other forms of dementia and memory problems associated with aging, alcoholism, and chronic sleep deprivation.

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Source: https://www.verywell.com/devastation-of-di...