The Corona Virus pandemic is not the only health crisis we face. Consider these comparisons:
|Corona Virus Disease||Dementia|
|Global Cases||27.3 million||50 Million|
|Reported deaths||888,000 THIS YEAR 3%||2 Million 4%|
Cases of dementia have increased 120% in the last 20 years. Estimates are for 152 million cases by 2050. 1-3 people die with dementia. Dementia care is expensive, costing more than one trillion dollars annually. Medical Health Insurance will only cover about 30% of these expenses.
Dementia is the 5th leading cause of death, yet we have made minimal progress in specific treatments or a cure.
First let’s dispel some of the many myths surrounding dementia.
MYTH 1 - Memory loss always equals dementia.
MYTH 2 - Dementia and Alzheimer’s disease are the same.
MYTH 3 - Dementia is a normal part of the aging process.
MYTH 4 - Dementia is not fatal
Now let’s power into what is true and effective for those living with dementia.
TRUTH 1 - You deserve a thorough evaluation and an accurate diagnosis from the experts.
TRUTH 2 - Focus on the six pillars of brain health. A strong healthy brain has more reserves.
TRUTH 3 - You are not alone. Many resources exist to support those living with dementia.
TRUTH 4 - If you have dementia live life fully while you are alive.