Wait…did you mean Early Onset or Early Stage?

Yep, there’s a difference between these two phrases and we need to make sure we’re using the correct one! I get asked about terminology in geriatrics probably more than I get asked about anything else. “What’s the difference between Alzheimer’s and dementia?” “Wait, what’s dementia mean?” “What’s MCI?” “What’s early onset?” I hear these questions a lot, and it’s importantContinue reading “Wait…did you mean Early Onset or Early Stage?”

Why the earlier stages of dementia are the hardest

Christopher had just moved into our senior living community. He was very nice and polite, but it was pretty clear to me that he wasn’t ready for our level of dementia care. It’s incredibly rare that someone moves a loved one into dementia care too early. In fact, I would say it almost never happens:Continue reading “Why the earlier stages of dementia are the hardest”

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