DE­MEN­TIA: HELP­ING A LOVED ONE

Prac­ti­cal tips for cop­ing with the de­men­tia of a loved one

Great Health Guide - - CONTENTS - Ta­mar Krebs

De­men­tia is con­di­tion af­fect­ing the brain caused by ei­ther disease or in­jury. Typ­i­cally, it is known to cause per­son­al­ity changes, im­paired mem­ory and rea­son­ing.

Dur­ing this time of our loved-one’s life, we have a won­der­ful op­por­tu­nity to show grat­i­tude and give back in a sim­i­lar way they gave to us;

un­con­di­tional love that cel­e­brates who they are as they progress through their age­ing jour­ney. Even our el­derly neigh­bor has a story…he or she has a dream, in­ter­ests and hob­bies.

When some­one has de­men­tia, they can be­come repet­i­tive. They may por­tray signs of ver­bal ag­i­ta­tion and can get con­fused eas­ily. Some­one with de­men­tia of­ten has a bet­ter

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