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Wills & Probate | Dementia Fears – Waiting Over A Month To Discuss Dementia

Updated: Aug 8, 2023

The facts are that one person develops dementia every 3 minutes and that one in three people are waiting over a month to discuss their dementia concerns when they notice symptoms.

The Alzheimer’s Society survey founds only 15% of those with dementia concerns have brought the issue up straight away. The Alzheimer’s Society explains how this can then have a knock-on effect in terms of delays of then speaking to a professional.

The survey says that most people feel that the reason for dementia symptoms is put down to usual ageing. A lot of people did not want to worry about their loved one (33%) and fear about their relationship change with that loved one (16%).

Unfortunately, there is such a stigma surrounding dementia and this only causes more people not to come forward and get checked. The longer that it is ignored without help, the worse things can get.

Kate Lee, CEO of Alzheimer’s Society, says: “We can’t continue to avoid the ‘d’ word – we need to face dementia head on,”

Make sure you plan and put everything in place. There is nothing wrong with planning for the worst-case scenario now and leaving things until it is too late.

Protect yourself and your loved ones.

Emma Aslett sign off

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The information provided in this article is not intended to constitute professional advice and you should take full and comprehensive legal, accountancy or financial advice as appropriate on your individual circumstances by a fully qualified Solicitor, Accountant or Financial Advisor/Mortgage Broker before you embark on any course of action.


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