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Memory disease and work-life - Possible to combine?

Early-onset memory disease inevitably weakens the ability to work and unexpectedly interrupts careers. Work experience, skills and the ability to work do not disappear overnight, but can be maintained for a long time in spite of the illness.

Memory disease itself does not cause disability to work but the symptoms caused by it may be a reason for retirement. The symptoms are so varied and unique that the diagnosis itself cannot yet determine the chances of continuing to work. Thus, the ability to work must always be evaluated before the decision regarding continued work can be made.

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Page updated 7.4.2015
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The Alzheimer Society of Finland was established in 1988 to provide help and assistance for people with Alzheimer's disease and their caregivers. The society is a non-profit organisation and it is mainly funded by the Finnish Slot Machine Association.