Mental Health Mental Health June 2020 - Early Detection and Diagnosis for Alzheimer’s and Dementia While 22,000 Montanans have Alzheimer’s disease, many people with symptoms are not diagnosed and half of those who are diagnosed aren’t aware of it. Early detection and diagnosis of Alzheimer’s and dementia are critical for preserving daily functioning, addressing potential safety issues, and legal and financial planning for the future. Learn the 10 ways to distinguish Alzheimer’s symptoms from normal aging, and use clinicians to access resources for making timely diagnoses.  https://www.alz.org/media/Documents/alzheimers-facts-and-figures.pdf, pages 23 and 19.  https://www.nia.nih.gov/health/alzheimers-disease-fact-sheet#diagnose.  https://www.alz.org/alzheimers-dementia/10_signs.  https://www.alz.org/professionals/health-systems-clinicians.