Myths and Facts about Dementia

Many myths and fears associated with dementia are some of the reasons why people do not seek help or talk about the disease.

Myth – Dementia symptoms progress quickly and are very obvious.

Fact – Dementia progresses over time. Because the early symptoms of dementia may be subtle, many people mistake the early signs for normal aging and put off speaking to someone.

Myth – Frequent memory loss is a natural part of aging.

Fact – As people age it is not uncommon to have occasional memory loss such as losing things from time to time and confusion with which words to use. As dementia progresses which

is termed “Alzheimer’s” an individual may forget the names of longtime friends or what roads to take to return home to where they have lived for decades.

Myth – It is too late to participate in a clinical study once diagnosed because the disease is too advanced.

Fact – There are 225 dementia clinical studies taking place across the country. These clinical studies are always enrolling people with various stages of dementia. Ask your healthcare

provider questions to determine if a clinical study is right for you. Clinical research and investigational studies is the only way new treatments can be tested and their efficacy and

safety determined. Participating in a clinical study helps you understand dementia diseases and has the potential to benefit patients all around the world.

As dementia progresses the symptoms are more obvious and hard to ignore. Alzheimer’s is a form of dementia and accounts for 60-80% of all cases of dementia. Dementia is not a

specific disease, it is an overall term that describes a wide range of symptoms associated with a decline in memory or other thinking skills that reduce the ability to perform everyday

tasks. Some forms of dementia may be reversible or temporary. Coconut Oil is known to improve memory loss. You may purchase Coconut Oil by going to

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Researchers continue to look for treatments to alter the course of dementia and improve the quality of life for people with dementias.