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Esther Heerema, MSW

Do You Have Early Onset Dementia? Don't Ignore These Signs at Your Job

By February 3, 2013

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Worried about your ability to do your job? Ever feel like it's getting harder and harder to keep up, or that you just can't remember everything and keep it all straight?

There are many possible explanations for these feelings, including stress, fatigue and busyness, as well as companies trying to do more work with less people.

However, if it seems like you're the only one with these difficulties, they persist even after life has settled down, and you or your partner notice these concerns frequently at home as well, it's worth getting checked out by a physician for early onset dementia.

Early onset dementia, which can be due to Alzheimer's or another dementia, affects approximately 200,000 Americans. Early detection can be helpful for effective coping and treatment, so don't delay an evaluation if you're recognizing yourself or a loved one in the signs.

More on Early Onset Dementia

Do You Have Younger Onset Dementia? Signs of Early Alzheimer's at Work

Coping with Your Job and Early Onset Dementia

8 Tips to Help Your Family Cope with Younger-Onset Dementia


February 4, 2013 at 2:18 pm
(1) John says:

I believe “early onset” is being replaced with the more apt and descriptive “younger onset”.

February 19, 2013 at 5:35 am
(2) Edward says:

The title of your article is not addressed in the article. The paragraph gives such unclear symptoms the article is a waste of time. Everyone feels “like it’s getting harder and harder to keep up, or that you just can’t remember everything.” Many of the links are merely advertisements in disguise– no information. Just “Buy my book or pay for this service.
About.com had a credible reputation until now.

February 19, 2013 at 10:26 pm
(3) Esther Heerema, MSW says:


You’re right. I tend to use both names throughout my articles, but younger onset is less likely to be confused with early stage Alzheimer’s disease. Thanks for writing!


February 19, 2013 at 10:31 pm
(4) Esther Heerema, MSW says:


Iím sorry you didnít find what you were looking for in my blog post, but it was only intended as a brief description of the articles to which I link. Hopefully youíll find the information youíre looking for in this url: Do You Have Younger Onset Dementia? Signs of Early Alzheimer’s at Work

That is the full article and identifies 11 specific signs to look for at work. I hope that’s helpful!

Take care,

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