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This section of DementiaGuide's website shares with you important information that we learn from our contacts and relationships with many stakeholders, in support associations, health services providers, research institutes, pharmaceutical companies and other groups that supply goods and services to persons with dementia and their care givers.

New knowledge and sharing of this knowledge to interested persons is an important feature of our website. There are many reputable sources for information concerning dementia. Our Community Section will highlight certain information and topics. We encourage you to create your own list of references and websites that meet your specific needs.

 

The Seven Dementia StagesDecember 16, 2009

The Seven Dementia Stages

Understanding Is Key

Experts have determined that dementia - both Alzheimer's dementia and other forms - develops along the course of a seven-stage process. Understanding these dementia stages and charting their course are important steps in learning to diagnose and identify dementia in loved ones, friends, or even yourself.

  • No impairment: Patients at this level of deme ... read more
Dementia with Lewy bodiesDecember 16, 2009

Dementia with Lewy Bodies

Dementia with Lewy bodies (also commonly referred to as: Lewy body dementia, diffuse Lewy body disease, cortical Lewy body disease, senile dementia of Lewy type, and Lewy body variant of Alzheimer's disease), is the second most common cause of dementia. It is caused by abnormal protein deposits called alpha-synuclein or Lewy bodies, in the brain's nerve cells. Dementia with Lewy bodies is somewhat more prevalent in men than women.
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Dementia Resources for People Dealing with DementiaDecember 15, 2009

Dementia Resources and Assistance

When Help is Needed for Dealing with Dementia

 

There are many resources and services for people with dementia and their caregivers. Community dementia resources and services offer invaluable assistance to those dealing with dementia. Below are helpful dementia resources and a brief description of each.

Adult Day Services

Communit ... read more

Dementia vs. Alzheimer's: Clearing the ConfusionDecember 10, 2009

Dementia vs. Alzheimer's

Clearing the Confusion

Dementia vs. Alzheimer's: It's an ongoing point of confusion. It is common for patients and caregivers to confuse dementia and Alzheimer's as one and the same. Each time a family member is suffering from memory loss, the conclusion is usually Alzheimer's. The truth is that it is unreasonable to label all dementias as Alzheimer's.

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Vascular Dementia: Preventative MeasureNovember 19, 2009

Vascular Dementia: Preventative Measure

Multi-infarct Dementia and Binswanger disease are the two most common types of vascular dementia

Vascular dementia has two types that are the most prevalent:

Multi-infarct Dementia (MID) is the most common. It is caused by a number of mini-strokes or transient ischemic attacks (TIAs'). These mini-strokes may be silent in that no one may be aware that they have occurred. They can ... read more

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