We recently saw a large-type headline about a woman who was supposedly "cured" of Alzheimer's. There is of course, no cure for Alzheimer's. As it turns out that this woman had been misdiagnosed with Alzheimer's. She actually had a rare thyroid condition that can sometimes mimic the characteristics of Alzheimer's.
Alzheimer's now affects nearly 6 million Americans, some of them at surprisingly-young ages (like University of Tennessee Women's Basketball Coach Pat Summit, who was diagnosed at 59). And experts are saying that, by the year 2030, the number of people with the disease will double.
Did you know, Alzheimer's accounts for only 70% of dementias...not all of them!
Some forms of dementia, believe it or not, can be caused by physical illness, such as vascular dementia, strokes, Parkinson's, medications that don't interact well together, urinary tract infections, fluid on the brain, thyroid or other endocrine illnesses, or metabolic problems. There may also be other hidden villains as well, that only a series of extensive and invasive medical tests can reveal. If a doctor diagnoses you or a loved one with dementia, perhaps you should consider a having battery of tests conducted just to make sure. Misdiagnoses can result in tragedy, especially for seniors.
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At the Estate Planning & Asset Protection Law Center, we help people and their families learn how to protect their home, spouse, life-savings, and legacy for their loved ones. We provide clients with a unique education and counseling approach so they understand where opportunities exist to eliminate problems now as they implement plans for a protected future.
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