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How common is misdiagnosis of Alzheimer's? Dementia and depression can share many symptoms that distort one’s perception and confuse the diagnosis.
If you have a loved one with Alzheimer's and are constantly wondering, "Will I get Alzheimer's too?" you must manage the anxiety before it consumes you.
By learning more about the connection between dementia and anger/aggression, you’ll be better equipped to help your loved one cope.
Though your loved one is still actively in your life, the way that you view them is changed. It is healthy and normal to experience grieving a loved one.
Shock, anger, anxiety, and despair are only a small sample of the feelings you are likely to experience when your doctor gives you an Alzheimer's diagnosis.
Caregiver burnout will cause feelings of detachment and frustration within the caregiver, and will likely impact their ability to care for their loved one.