What is early onset dementia?

As individuals in Florida and elsewhere enter their elderly years, it is expected that memories will fade and it will be tougher to recall some memories. While this is common for the aging population, having memory issues is not common among younger individuals.

What is early onset dementia? Suffering from memory issues can impact individuals in many facets of their lives. Early onset Alzheimer’s dementia accounts for only five percent of those suffering from Alzheimer’s. However, this condition can seriously impact those in their earning years. Having this memory impairment can essentially rob a person of their family.

This mental condition can make it hard to maintain a relationship, care for a child and even support the family financially. Early onset dementia is difficult to diagnose, thereby causing individuals to suffer much longer than one can handle. This could mean a person is unable to hold down a job for some time until they are able to obtain a medical diagnosis that could help them qualify for Social Security Disability benefits.

Because there is no cure for this mental condition, a person suffering from early onset dementia is likely to suffer from this disability for the rest of their lives. While interventions and medical care could help the matter, slowing down the progress, it is likely to impair the individual once he or she begins to suffer from it.

Those dealing with this or any other memory impairment condition should understand their situation. It is difficult living with a debilitating condition. Exploring your options, such as collecting SSD benefits, could be very valuable.

Source: Cincinnati.com, “How to recognize the signs of Early-Onset Alzheimer’s,” Oct. 18, 2017


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