Dementia is like an Iceberg. An Iceberg has over 90% of its mass below the surface. Meaning that you don’t see 90% of the iceberg. This is a good metaphor for Dementia as its effects are not always outward facing. You don’t necessarily know all the symptoms that someone might be facing because some of them happen internally in the body or in private. Usually, these other invisible symptoms are only shown to caregivers or loved ones of those affected by the disease.
We have a Facebook Group called Alzheimers And Dementia Support, where we discuss all these Hidden Symptoms. It’s a great support system for those with a loved one or caregiving for someone with Dementia. We have over 6,300 members and would love to have you join us in the conversation.