15 min

Dementia 101: Dealing with the disease from the family perspective We Need To Talk: Tough Conversations in Health Care

    • Health

Dementia may seem like a long way off, but disease, high blood pressure, stroke or brain trauma can cause loss of mental function, no matter your age. And what if a parent starts to show symptoms of early onset dementia? Will you be the one caring for them? How will you cope? And is there anything you can do now to keep your own brain healthy and avoid dementia when you’re older?

Dementia may seem like a long way off, but disease, high blood pressure, stroke or brain trauma can cause loss of mental function, no matter your age. And what if a parent starts to show symptoms of early onset dementia? Will you be the one caring for them? How will you cope? And is there anything you can do now to keep your own brain healthy and avoid dementia when you’re older?

15 min

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