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[Speak My Language] Dementia- Early Stages ‘It’s not a disgrace… It’s Dementia

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In this topic we identify the early signs of dementia.Signs to look out for, who to speak to and how this affects the family and community as a whole, Challenges with culture and language are also discussed.

Here we identify early signs of dementia developing.

Signs to look out for, who to speak to, how this affects the family and community as a whole, Challenges with culture and language, accepting that things may need to change and what to do.

 

•Do not wait-if you are concerned you may have dementia see a doctor. The earlier you are diagnosed the better.

•There is no cure, however a healthy diet, plenty of water, exercise and remaining active are important to help the person diagnosed with dementia.

•There are over 100 different types of dementia. It is important to know which one affects you and what kind of lifestyle and activities will assist you to live with dementia.

•Keep active and involved in your community. Social interaction is incredibly important to keep the mind and body active and involved.

[The full story is available on the podcast above]

Registered Nurse Eunice Ji, Bilingual Facilitator Pauline Kim
Registered Nurse Eunice Ji, Bilingual Facilitator Pauline Kim
SBS Korean

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