Dementia caused by Alzheimer's disease and other factors is taking a tremendous toll on elders and their families. According to the author however, if the disease is diagnosed and treated early, many patients can avoid or delay secondary medical and social complications.
Valcour, Victor G. and Blanchette, Patricia L.
"Early-Stage Dementia Diagnosis and Care,"
Marquette Elder's Advisor: Vol. 3
, Article 7.
Available at: http://scholarship.law.marquette.edu/elders/vol3/iss3/7