Dementia and Disability

One of the most terrifying things a person can go through is losing his or her ability to think, remember, or make decisions. It is no coincidence that the word dementia means “deprived of mind.” Many people misidentify dementia as a disease, when it is actually a group of symptoms that are directly related to disorders of the brain.

A victim of dementia may find it hard to file for disability, but with the help of loved ones and the assistance of an experienced lawyer, he or she could receive the Social Security disability income necessary to survive.

Causes and Forms of Dementia

The most common disease that yields symptoms of dementia is Alzheimer’s disease. Some people may find themselves experiencing early signs of dementia. Individuals who are still able to think coherently while at the same time becoming aware of their mental disorder should seek medical attention and ask their loved ones to aid them in the years ahead by helping them apply for Social Security disability.

There are many different types of dementia. Here are a few signs that may reveal a person has dementia:

  • Loss of memory
  • Loss of speech
  • Uncontrolled Emotions or Expressions
  • Loss of Logic
  • Unable to Think Coherently
  • Problems Balancing
  • Repetitive Behavior
  • Visual-Spatial Problems
  • Hallucinations

Contact Us

If dementia has caused you or a loved one to lose the ability to work, contact the Indianapolis Social Security lawyers of the Hankey Law Office at (800) 520-3633 to discuss your disability eligibility.