Dementia Cases Increasing and Surge in last 7 Years
The Health and Social Care Information Centre (HSCIC) said the number of patients with a recorded diagnosis of dementia has increased by 62%, reported by: http://news360.com
It makes one wonder if it’s due to the aging baby-boomer generation or could there be something else at work.
New reporting standards might be an issue. George McNamara, head of policy and public affairs at the Alzheimer’s Society charity, said: “More people with dementia may now be known by their GP and registered as having the condition, but the stark reality is that hundreds of thousands still face the life-altering diagnosis of dementia alone, without any support or information.
While this may be true and would definitely be good news, there are still many with symptoms that have no idea what their diagnosis might be and whether they will be part of the Dementia Cases Increasing.
Although having dementia is a fearful situation and dreaded by most, getting an early diagnosis is paramount. Once you know, once you have a diagnosis, you can search for appropriate help.
With proper medication, many of the severe symptoms may be postponed with one of the medications produced specifically for dementia. Plus, with more time to adjust, family members and caregivers can gain a better understanding of what is really happening to their loved one.
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Knowing the issues can create better solutions and encourage a warm family atmosphere of love and understanding. I hope this news continues and the reason being that more folks with dementia are getting earlier diagnosis.