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What concerns may arise after a loved one is diagnosed with dementia?

Dr. Aruna V. Josyula, MD
Geriatric Medicine Specialist

Depending on individual circumstances, there are five primary concerns following a diagnosis of dementia, but there may be more. The five concerns are driving, managing finances, managing medications, cooking and safety at home. Beyond safety concerns, this is a good time for your loved one to determine his or her wishes and designate a healthcare advocate, especially if he or she has a diagnosis of early dementia. This is something to do right away.

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