Most Common Myth
There is no point in obtaining or facing the diagnosis. This is a huge mistake. It affects the overall experience of diagnosed and caregiver. Getting the diagnosis allows for:
Most Surprising Myths
The caregiver may know their loved one and their needs best, but lacks objectivity about the person’s functioning because of the close relationship and emotional component. Diagnosed people are incredibly skilled at masking symptoms, fixing mistakes, making jokes, making excuses, accusing others. The ability to mask cognitive impairment is remarkable and a caregiver can be fooled into thinking loved one is either more or less functional than they appear.