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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.

 

Knowing the Symptoms of Dementia is Important for Early DiagnosisOctober 22, 2009

Knowing the Symptoms of Dementia is Important for Early Diagnosis

Common Symptoms Of Dementia

Not knowing the symptoms of dementia causes inevitable delays in its diagnosis. Delays in diagnosing dementia may have clinical and social implications for people with dementia and their families. Most people with dementia or their families sometimes wait up to three years after the onset the symptoms of ... read more

Help Yourself By Knowing Dementia Risk FactorsOctober 22, 2009

Help Yourself By Knowing Dementia Risk Factors

Everyone is potentially at risk for dementia - onset can occur at virtually any age, and in people with any genetic background. Nonetheless, there are certain dementia risk factors that are important to keep your eye on, some of which you can control, and others you cannot.

Risk Factors in Your Control

Hypertension, high cholesterol, diabetes, and atherosclerosis all put ... read more
How to Maintain Quality of Life with DementiaOctober 22, 2009

Maintaining a Quality of Life with Dementia

Tips on how to live with dementia

Living with Dementia can be a monumental challenge for anyone. Many people withmilddementia are able to live independently and maintain a reasonable quality of life. With regular checks by a relative, home-health aide, or a visiting nurse, they are able to live without constant supervision, preserve their self-esteem and make things a ... read more

Common Symptoms of DementiaOctober 20, 2009

Common Dementia Symptoms

Common symptoms found in all dementia types

Dementia symptoms vary, depending on the type of disease causing it, and the location and number of damaged brain cells. Regardless, all dementias, whether primary (i.e., Alzheimer's disease) or secondary (i.e., due to head injury), share common key clinical characteristics. Medical experts divide these universal dementia sympto ... read more

Communicating with Persons with Dementia SymptomsOctober 1, 2009

Dealing with Dementia Symptoms

Communication Tips for Caregivers

As dementia symptoms progress, it becomes more difficult for individuals to express themselves. It also becomes for difficult for them to understand what is being communicated to them. This inevitable break down in communication can be a great cause of stress and frustration. In order to enhance communication as dementia symptoms grow, try ... read more

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