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Dementia Diagnosis: Why It’s Important, What to Expect

Many families are hesitant to have their loved ones diagnosed when there are memory or other cognitive impairments. There may be a variety of reasons for their reluctance:

  • It might be hard to get the person to the doctor
  • They could be fearful of knowing the diagnosis
  • They are unsure if the behaviors are simply part of normal aging

Nonetheless, there is value in undergoing a high-quality diagnostic process.

In this video, you will learn:

  • How a dementia diagnosis can make a positive difference
  • How a dementia diagnosis can prevent harm
  • The wrong way to diagnose dementia

There is still a lot of good living possible for people despite cognitive impairment. Obtaining a clear diagnosis early on allows for better decisions and a higher quality of life. With the right care, an early diagnosis can help loved ones and their families continue to lead meaningful lives.


Deborah Bier, PhD | Director of Special Populations

ComForCare | At Your Side Home Care

Deborah Bier, PhD, has a master's in counseling psychology and a doctorate in therapeutic counseling. In addition, Debbie has obtained the following credentials:

  • Certified Alzheimer's Educator™ – National Certification Board for Alzheimer & Aging Care
  • Certified Dementia Practitioner® – National Council of Certified Dementia Practitioners
  • Certified Dementia Care Partner – Dementia Care Professionals of America, a division of the Alzheimer’s Foundation of America
  • Certificate in Gerontology – Allegra Learning Solutions, LLC
  • Mental Health First Aid – National Council for Behavioral Health