The myths and fears that delay or prevent people from consulting a doctor are discussed in this article. A survey indicates that many do not go to a doctor because a diagnosis would indicate their "life is over."
This irrational fear needs to be dealt with. We cannot put our heads in the sand like proverbial ostriches and wish the ongoing storm away. An early diagnosis that leads to knowledge and information will be a boon for managing the difficult times that dementia brings.