Dementia is the umbrella name for all types of dementia and alzheimers.
There is 1 new diagnosis every 3 seconds, that’s a mind boggling 1200 cases per hour. Causes of dementia can be anything from stress, lifestyle habits, toxins, genetics, alcohol, drug abuse, other illness manifestations and so on.
Sadly there is still so much stigma, embarrassment, denial and guilt around the illness, however, we suggest this approach causes us to solely internalize all the negative stress and harmful emotional effects of our loved one’s illness.
Being part of a support group, sharing openly with close friends and family, asking for guidance from church groups or community councilors are just some channels to reach out for support.