Encouraging news about Dementia Education

Contributed by: Dennis Fortier, President, Medical Care Corporation
One of the major challenges in the fight against memory disorders is the general lack of understanding about the importance of early intervention. While we have all come to accept the importance of a timely diagnosis in the case of cancer and other progressive diseases, we have not, as a society, made that connection to Alzheimer's disease.

I am very encouraged to read today about a campaign funded by the Alzheimer's Society in the UK that has reportedly been quite successful in this regard. Apparently, the educational campaign (Titled: Worried About Your Memory?) has increased the likelihood that a person with a memory concern will discuss their situation with a physician. This is an important step that we need to encourage in the USA as well.

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