Over 5 million people all across our country have Alzheimer’s. The scary part is that many people don’t quite understand the disease and confuse it with other health issues or even normal signs of aging. Kirsten and guest Dori Sproul, family care specialist with the Alzheimer’s Association of Northern California, team up to discuss the disease and to educate listeners on a multitude of topics about this life-changing condition.
Big Three From Episode #029:
- If possible (with early diagnosis), plan ahead with your family.
- If you notice warning signs, talk to a physician.
- If you are a caregiver, you are not alone!
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2:15 – Over 5 million people all across our country have Alzheimer’s. Dori explains what Alzheimer’s is and what it does to the body, and identifies the ways in which Alzheimer’s differs from other dementias.
5:59 – Dori discusses what her organization does and how it helps those who have Alzheimer’s and their families.
11:15 – Dori describes the warning signs of Alzheimer’s and explains how these differ from normal signs of aging.
22:30 – Dori and Kirsten discuss how Alzheimer’s is diagnosed in a patient.
27:35 – Dori identifies the advantages of getting a firm Alzheimer’s diagnosis and early detection.
30:08 – Dori explains what a mild cognitive impairment diagnosis looks like.
36:30 – Kirsten and Dori discuss the importance of planning ahead financially if possible.
39:55 – Dori describes what families experience when they get in touch with the Alzheimer’s Association.
48:00 – Dori discusses other community resources available to seniors in need.
Episode #029 Freebie: Know the 10 Signs
As mentioned in this episode, signs, and symptoms of Alzheimer’s can be confused with normal signs of aging. Regardless, it’s a growing epidemic, and it’s important to be able to understand and recognize key warning signs of the disease. Absolute Trust Talk guest Dori Sproul works hard to educate clients, the community, and all who contact her through the Alzheimer’s Association on tips, tools, strategies, resources, and all aspects of this illness. Today, she is sharing an exclusive tool with listeners called “Know the 10 Signs – Because Early Detection Matters” — a detailed checklist to help you identify the early signs of Alzheimer’s. Click here to download your checklist now!
Resources/Tools/Links Mentioned in This Episode:
TrialMatch – website tool to match with clinical trial
1.800.272.3900 – Alzheimer’s Association Help, Crisis, and Resource Line to address questions or concerns 24 hours a day
ALZ.org – educational content, tools, and resources
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