Does anyone follow the various Dementia Stages scales and what has your experience been? Are they generally accurate?
Also, when you are diagnosed with Dementia, what type of doctor should you be seeing for your care? I ask because my dad was diagnosed by his general practitioner about 5 years ago, but he never recommended going to a specialist for care and I feel like we were not properly supported and counseled for the last 5 years. I just (last week) discovered the dementia stages scale and feel that would have been helpful information 5 years ago in terms of setting expectations and making plans! When my dad would do things we would wonder, "is this part of his advancing dementia?" And it might have been easier to convince mom to get help had we had scientific data to support where all this was heading!
Just wondering what others are experiencing around this kind of thing. It's a bit "too little too late", but maybe it will help someone else?