Dementia is often undiagnosed, with signs and symptoms of the disease being mistaken for normal aging. For family members, recognizing and accepting that a loved one has dementia means facing a new reality. Embracing the role and responsibilities of family caregiver can be a difficult adjustment.
What are solutions that improve the ability of caregivers to recognize the signs of dementia—before, during, and after diagnosis? How might we support family members as they transition into the role of caregiver?