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16 Things You Didn’t Know Happened In Dementia

You think of dementia as involving memory loss and confusion. But there's a lot more to it than that. Hallucinations are a common symptom of some kinds of dementia. Jo Bennett, 60, who has early-onset Alzheimer's, sees "black holes" in her bathroom tiles: "My brain tells me that those square black tiles are in fact holes that go right down to...

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10 Communication Strategies for Dementia Care

Communication is vital to our well-being. People living with dementia slowly lose their language skills and their ability to express themselves freely. This has a profound impact on their quality of life. There are many ways we can support people living with dementia to communicate more effectively. It is important to remember that how you say s...

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Want To Help Someone Who Is an Alzheimer’s Caregiver? Here Are Some Tips

Dealing with my mom was especially difficult, mostly because of the lack of help. Unfortunately, due to of her type of dementia — frontotemporal dementia — it was almost impossible to ask for help because of her behaviors. In hindsight, I suppose, there were small things that could have been done to help lighten the load. The thing is, when ...

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