Imagine A World Without Dementia
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What is Dementia? Fast Facts
Dementia is a general description for disorders that cause problems with memory, cognition, and behavior. These symptoms may come from a variety of causes. An estimated 46 million people worldwide suffer from various forms of dementia. That number is predicted to rise to more than 131 million by 2050 Those who care for people with dementia are at risk of developing physical, mental, and emotional problems of their own, not to mention being faced with sometimes severe financial strain.
Although it often affects the elderly, dementia can affect those under the age of 50, and dementia is not an inevitable part of the aging process. Women are disproportionately affected by dementia, both because they are more likely to develop it and because they are more likely than men to be caregivers for loved ones with dementia.
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The estimated economic cost of caring for those with dementia is $818 billion annually.
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Dementia Caregiver Tips
15 Million Americans Provide Unpaid Care
Caring for someone with dementia is one of the most difficult responsibilities that any caregiver can face. Most caregivers are family members or loved ones, and they are unprepared and untrained for the extremely difficult job of keeping the sufferer safe and as comfortable as possible as the disease progresses. If you’re responsible for taking care of a dementia sufferer, keep these tips in mind:
- Learn as much as possible about the specific type of dementia so that you understand what you’re facing now and what you’re likely to face in the future as the disorder progresses.