D2Lung: Dementia is a progressive neurodegenerative disease that affects memory, thinking, and behavior. It is estimated that by the year 2030 there will be over a million people living with dementia in the United States. With such a looming problem, it’s no wonder that many are looking to find new ways to fight dementia and improve the quality of life for those affected. In this article, you’ll learn about my own journey through dementia – from diagnosis to therapy to self-care. I hope this story will provide you with some insight into what it feels like to live with dementia and some ideas on how you can help support those who are struggling.
D2Lung: Dementia is a disease that affects the brain and nervous system
Dementia is a disease that affects the brain and nervous system. It can cause problems with memory, thinking, communication, and behavior.
I was diagnosed with dementia in 2014. At first, I was very upset. I couldn’t understand what was happening to me. I didn’t know who I was anymore. All of my memories were gone. I couldn’t even remember my own name.
But then I started to learn more about dementia. It explained a lot of the changes that were happening to me. For example, I could no longer remember how to do everyday tasks like cooking or cleaning. But I knew how to do them perfectly if someone helped me.
Dementia is a disease that affects the whole person, not just their mind. It can happen to anyone, at any age. And it doesn’t always go away completely after treatment. But with treatment, most people improve significantly.
Dementia is a disease that affects the whole person, not just their mind. It can happen to anyone, at any age. And it doesn’t always go away completely after treatment
D2Lung: What are the symptoms of dementia?
Dementia is a serious condition that affects the brain and nervous system. It is caused by a number of factors, including age, lifestyle choices, and diseases.
The symptoms of dementia can vary from person to person, but they usually include problems with memory, thinking, and language. These problems can make it difficult for the person with dementia to live independently or participate in activities that they enjoy.
If you are concerned about someone you know who may be experiencing dementia, it is important to get them checked out by a doctor. There are many treatments available for dementia, and most people improve as their disease progresses. If you or someone you know is experiencing signs of dementia, please do not hesitate to seek help.
D2Lung: How is dementia diagnosed?
Dementia is a brain disease that causes problems with memory, thinking, and behavior. It can be difficult to diagnose because it affects people in different ways and can go unnoticed for years.
To diagnose dementia, a doctor will ask questions about the person’s symptoms and history. They may also do an exam to check for signs of the disease. If the diagnosis is uncertain, the doctor may refer the person to a specialist.
There is no cure for dementia, but there are treatments that can help improve the person’s condition. Treatment depends on the type of dementia the person has and how severe it is. Some common treatments include medication, rehabilitation therapy, and social support.
D2Lung: What are the treatments for dementia?
There are many treatments for dementia, and each person needs a different treatment plan. Some people require medication to help them with their memory and thinking abilities. Others need therapy to help them learn new skills and adjust to life after dementia. Some people need both medication and therapy.
No one treatment is right for everyone, and different patients will respond differently to different treatments. It is important to work with a team of experts who will help you find the best treatment for your individual situation.
D2Lung: My journey through dementia
I was Diagnosed with Dementia in the Fall of 2017. It was a total shock to my family and I. I had no idea that this years could bring me so much pain and suffering. At first, I was just confused and didn’t know what was going on. My memories from before the fall were completely gone. I couldn’t remember anything from my childhood or my life before then.
As the months went on, I started to become more and more forgetful. I would have difficulty following simple instructions or remembering where I had left things. My husband and children had to constantly remind me what day it was or what we were doing that day.
While my memory loss was a huge struggle at first, I quickly learned to cope with it. I started using Google Calendar to keep track of all of my appointments and activities. I also made sure to take pictures and write down details about every event so that I wouldn’t lose any memory of them later on.
It has been a long road full of challenges, but I am glad that I have made it this far. Now, as long as I continue to fight hard and stay positive, I know that things will get better in the future.
The support I received along the way
Throughout my journey through dementia, I was truly blessed to have the support of so many people. My family, friends, and medical team were all there for me every step of the way. I cannot thank them enough for their kindness and generosity.
Although my journey through dementia was not easy, it was also very rewarding. I accumulated a wealth of new experiences and memories that I would never have had if it weren’t for my dementia diagnosis. I am grateful for every moment of my journey and can’t wait to continue living life to the fullest!
I’ve been living with dementia for over two years now, and I want to share my story in hopes that it will help someone else out there who is going through the same thing. Dementia can be a debilitating disease, but it doesn’t have to be. If you are feeling lost or scared, please don’t hesitate to reach out for help. There are people out there who care about you and want to help. This was not an easy decision for me to make, but it’s the right one for me and my family.