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TOP 5 BENEFITS
OF EARLY DIAGNOSIS

"Everyone with dementia is entitled to a ‘timely’ diagnosis at the moment when they and their families first express concerns and have a need for advice, treatment or support."

(Alzheimer's Disease International, 2011)

Why identify memory loss problems early?

Early identification of memory loss related to aging is important. So why are most people with dementia identified late, when there are less options available to help?

Unfortunately, the majority of people do not know when forgetting becomes a serious health problem. By delaying the identification of memory loss, people are being diagnosed too late and missing their window of opportunity to get the best help possible.

There are many valuable benefits of early diagnosis for you, your family and your caregivers.

1

You can understand your diagnosis:

Learning about your diagnosis will help you accept it. It is important to understand what your diagnosis means to you and your family and what you face in the road ahead.

2

You can participate in healthcare decisions:

You can make your hopes and requests known so that you and your family can discuss treatment options and make decisions together.

3

You can start treatment early:

Treatment is typically most effective when started early in the disease process. Starting earlier may also provide you with more opportunities to try a variety of treatment options.

4

You can live well with your disease:

You can focus on what is important to you and take steps to improve your health and lifestyle.

5

You can plan for the future:

You can start making plans for the future such as housing, financial and legal arrangements.

Talk to your doctor about your concerns because knowing earlier can make a difference.

Ask your doctor to prescribe a Cognigram assessment

TOP 5 BENEFITS
OF EARLY DIAGNOSIS

"Everyone with dementia is entitled to a ‘timely’ diagnosis at the moment when they and their families first express concerns and have a need for advice, treatment or support."

Why identify memory loss problems early?

Early identification of memory loss related to aging is important. So why are most people with dementia identified late, when there are less options available to help?

Unfortunately, the majority of people do not know when forgetting becomes a serious health problem. By delaying the identification of memory loss, people are being diagnosed too late and missing their window of opportunity to get the best help possible.

There are many valuable benefits of early diagnosis for you, your family and your caregivers.

  • 1

    You can understand your diagnosis:

    Learning about your diagnosis will help you accept it. It is important to understand what your diagnosis means to you and your family and what you face in the road ahead.

  • 2

    You can participate in healthcare decisions:

    You can make your hopes and requests known so that you and your family can discuss treatment options and make decisions together.

  • 3

    You can start treatment early:

    Treatment is typically most effective when started early in the disease process. Starting earlier may also provide you with more opportunities to try a variety of treatment options.

  • 4

    You can live well with your disease:

    You can focus on what is important to you and take steps to improve your health and lifestyle.

  • 5

    You can plan for the future:

    You can start making plans for the future such as housing, financial and legal arrangements.

Talk to your doctor about your concerns because knowing earlier can make a difference.

Ask your doctor to prescribe a Cognigram assessment