There are a lot of factors that may contribute to the onset of dementia. Some can be changed, some can’t. To better prepare yourself for the future, learn what factors may contribute to dementia and whether your parent is at risk.
One in six people over the age of 80 have dementia, according to the Alzheimer’s Society. While that doesn’t mean dementia will affect everyone as they grow older, it does mean you should be proactive and keep an eye out for signs of dementia.
Sometimes “good morning” can be the scariest thing a parent can say.
When it comes at 7 o’clock in the evening, it can make your heart sink and your mind race. You start to wonder, did Mom make a little slip of the tongue or does she think it’s still morning? Is this a bit of mental fogginess on Dad’s part or is it a sign of something deeper?
If you’re asking yourself similar questions after spending time with a parent, it might be time to start thinking about the possibility of dementia.
It’s a scary thought but the good news is there’s a lot of help out there. You’re not alone. So let’s tackle this one step at a time.
The first step? Determining if it is in fact dementia.