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Why protecting your family against dementia matters

Dementia is a widespread condition that affects millions of people worldwide. It not only has a significant impact on individuals who suffer from it but also on their families and loved ones. The good news is that there are steps you can take to protect your family and reduce the risk of dementia.

Dementia is a progressive disorder that affects memory, thinking, behaviour, and the ability to perform daily activities. It can be emotionally and financially challenging for families, and its impact can be felt for years. By taking preventive measures, you can reduce the risk of negativity of dementia and ensure a better quality of life for your loved one.

When your family is diagnosed with dementia you will receive information about dementia. You will learn about the type of dementia you have been diagnosed with, possible causes and common symptoms. Understanding your diagnosis is the first step in developing effective strategies for the future.

You will be told about the risk factors of dementia and how you can reduce its impact on your family.

You will probably review your lifestyle. Would more physical exercise, a balanced diet, superfoods and brain exercise slow deterioration? Don't forget to socialise. This is more important than anything.

You may think about boosting your brain! Puzzles, games, learning new skills and keeping your brain young and active might help to slow progression.

Supporting the carers is key to a successful dementia plan. Without your carers daily life may become very challenging. You cannot afford for your main carer, usually your husband or wife, to become unwell.

And last, but not least, you must access professional advice and support. The expertise and insights you can receive from professionals, whether they be doctors, researchers or the Argo team will make sure you and your family have a much smoother dementia journey.

The whole Argo team are passionate about empowering families to take control of their dementia road map. With years of experience in advising families on practical steps and support we can make a difference. Our clients frequently say they wished they had known about us sooner!

It is not just what we do but how we do it. We hold your hand through your dementia journey from diagnosis to end of life and beyond. We make sure your legacy of family protection and memories are left behind when you are no longer here. We support the whole family as dementia affects us all.

If you don't know where to start have a look at our Dementia Protection Plan for a place to start and then take advantage of our fifteen minute first aid call to see how we can support you and your family through dementia.

Elderly man with dementia and grandchild

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