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About Dementia

Dementia is a complicated, often confusing health issue. It can be as frustrating for the person experiencingits symptoms as it is for the caregiver.


This section provides a wide range of information to help you gain more confidence throughout the situation. Sections include information about the different types of dementia, including Alzheimer's Disease, management strategies, the best ways to work with your doctor, resources on where to get more information and help, as well as Frequently Asked Questions and a Glossary of over 300 helpful terms.


Types of Dementia

The term dementia refers to a chronic, usually progressive problem of cognition that usually affects memory and almost always affects judgment, decision-making and relationships with others.

Alzheimer'sDisease

Alzheimer's disease is the most common cause of dementia.

Treatments for Dementia

Current information on various treatments of dementia, including medications, counselling ,exercise and challenges.

Working with your Doctor

For most cases of dementia, the family doctor plays the primary role in management and treatment of the disease.

Resources

Resources for Caregiver Support, Recommended Reading, Tradeshows and Conferences, Research, Clinical Trials Offices and Journals.

Understanding Dementia

Understanding Dementia is a book written by Kenneth Rockwood and Chris MacKnight, members of the Department of Medicine, Dalhousie University and practising geriatricians at the Queen Elizabeth II Health Sciences Centre, Halifax, NS, Canada.

Dementia FAQs

Frequently asked questions about dementia.

Glossary

Our Glossary contains over 375 terms associated with dementia.

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