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HEALTHYHAPPENINGS

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WAYS to Manage
Early-Onset Dementia

Dementia, a cognitive decline that
interferes with daily tasks, memory
and communication, is most common
in people older than 65. But it doesn't
mean those under that benchmark are
free from a diagnosis. "A lot of people
are unprepared for that kind of diagnosis at a young age," says Ruth Drew,
director of information and support
services for the Alzheimer's Association.
If you've received an early-onset dementia diagnosis, start with these steps:

Dos and Don'ts:

Skin Care
Habits

1. Learn about dementia and how it
progresses. "I talk to a lot of families
who say, 'If things stay the same, we'll
be good.' But things will not stay the
same. It's a progressive, deadly illness," Drew says.
2.Think about how you want to spend
your time. Some people want to
travel while they still can, while others want to stay connected with their
communities.

3. Review your finances and evaluate
your options for supporting yourself
and your family, knowing you'll likely
have to stop working at some point.
4. Research caregiving services and facilities so you'll know what's available in
your area as your needs increase.
5. Talk to your doctors about medications that might help.
"As tough as it is to have these conversations," Drew says, "when you make
a plan and you're not in crisis, that helps
prevent getting into a crisis."

DISCOVER MORE
ABOUT DEMENTIA
Learn more ways to manage dementia that affects
younger people. Visit alz.org
and search for "early onset."

When you take care of your skin,
you look good and feel good. These
habits can help keep your skin
healthy and glowing.
Do wash your face with a mild
cleanser and warm water. Try
fragrance-free products if your
skin is sensitive.
Don't irritate your skin with
astringents (products designed
to dry oily skin).
Do remove your makeup before
bedtime to prevent clogged
pores.
Don't forget to stay hydrated.
Drink plenty of water.
Do protect your skin with a
broad-spectrum sunscreen with
SPF 15 or higher.

YOUR ANTI-AGING
SKIN PLAN

skincancer.org/
healthy-lifestyle/
anti-aging for
expert tips.

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PHOTOS BY GETTY IMAGES

The Skin Cancer
Foundation offers information on maintaining a
youthful appearance. Visit


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