(Creating Dementia Solutions 21) What to Rule Out Before a Dementia Diagnosis

Back in episode 13 of Creating Dementia Solutions, Michigan State University researcher Dr. Graham Atkin helped us learn that dementia may not be what might be going on with a loved one.

In this episode, Miles for Memories lead volunteer Sherii Sherban elaborates, sharing an easy way to consider other potential ailments or conditions a loved one might be experiencing – before zeroing in on dementia.

And, she does it using one simple word: DEMENTIAS.

Episode Resources
Miles for Memories website
Miles for Memories events, including Community Stroll
Miles for Memories technology
Sherii Sherban talks to Community Matters about MFM technology
Creating Dementia Solutions: Emergency Responders Embrace ‘Help Home’ Technology
More Creating Dementia Solutions episodes


Miles For Memories is a Calhoun County, Michigan organization created in 2013 to raise awareness and funds for Alzheimer’s Disease. Later in 2014, the vision was expanded to include all types of dementia. MFM raises money each year through sponsorships, community events, and grants to gather funds to create local programming for both the person living with dementia and the caregiver. Along with local efforts, 20% of the funds to prevention-related dementia research. Miles for Memories is a committee of 70-plus volunteers and are always looking for more to get involved.

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