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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.


Receiving a Diagnosis of Alzheimer's DiseaseOctober 1, 2009

Receiving a Diagnosis of Alzheimer's Disease

When a diagnosis of Alzheimer's disease is received.

People who receive a diagnosis of Alzheimer's disease often get two pieces of advice, each helpful, but each limited. One is to try your best to plan for the future and the other is to live day by day.


Planning for the future is always wise. As ... read more

DementiaTests Used for Diagnosing DementiaAugust 21, 2009

Tests used for Early Detection of Dementia

Diagnostic tests used for dementia

In some people, the signs and symptoms of dementia are easily recognized; in others, they can be very subtle. A careful and thorough evaluation and series of dementia tests are needed to identify their true cause as well as for early detection. An assessment of dementia symptoms should include a mental status evaluation and a ... read more

Understanding the Different Types of DementiaJuly 27, 2009

Different Types of Dementia

Other conditions aside from Alzheimer's can causedementia

Many of us forget common things such as our neighbor's names or what items to pick up at the market. We wonder if this is part of normal aging or the early signs of dementia. Before you get too concerned, know that there are many treatable conditions that may be contributing to memory loss.

Often ... read more

Risk Factors that May cause Symptoms of DementiaJuly 27, 2009

Symptoms Of Dementia

Risk Factors that may cause Symptoms of Dementia

As we go through life, we all hope we can maintain good physical and mental health as long as possible.

Often the first hint that our memory is starting to lose its sharpness happens in our fifties. As people enter their middle years, they start to notice more and more frequent lapses of memory, particularly their short-term memor ... read more

Basic Information about DementiaJuly 27, 2009

The Basics about Dementia

The causes, the early signs and things to remember about dementia

Most people know very little about dementia until somebody in their family is affected by it. Learning about dementia can be daunting. Dementia is a broad term used to describe the symptoms of a large group of illnesses that cause a progressive decline in a person's cognitive functioning. Dementia symptoms includ ... read more

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