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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.

 

Dementia vs. Alzheimer'sFebruary 2, 2009

Dementia vs. Alzheimer's

Dementia: It's not always Alzheimer's

Many people are under the impression that dementia and Alzheimer's are one-in-the-same, but this is not the case. What is the difference between the two? When disussing dementia vs. Alzheimer's disease it is very important to discuss the differences between the two terms.

Dementia is a medical term used to describe a number of c ... read more

Major Dementia Risk FactorsFebruary 2, 2009

Dementia Risk Factors Aside from Age

Additional Dementia Risk Factors to Consider

It is clear that the main dementia risk factor is age, but what are the other major dementia risk factors to consider?

The risk of dementia goes up significantly with advancing age. About 3% of men and women between the ages of 65 and 74 suffer from dementia, but after age 65, the percentage of people with dem ... read more

The Difficulties of Dementia for Patients - DementiaGuide.comFebruary 2, 2009

Being aware that you are losing cognitive function is the most challenging aspect of dementia

Researchers have found that people with dementia who are still aware enough to realize they are losing their ability to function are more likely to have dramatic emotional breakdowns. This is the most difficult time in the process of obtaining a diagnosis for dementia --- knowing you are losing control.

Studies have shown that pati ... read more

Forgetfulness and AgeJanuary 30, 2009

Forgetfulness and Age

It seems like forgetfulness and age are inextricably tied as we get older. As we age, many of us may fear that increasing forgetfulness may be the first signs of dementia. However, some forms of forgetfulness after the age of fifty are seen as a natural part of the aging process and don't necessarily lead to Alzheimer's or any other form of dementia. Understanding the differences between normal forgetfulness and forgetfulness related to d ... read more
The Healing Powers of Music and Treating Dementia - DementiaGuide.comJanuary 7, 2009

A Musical Approach to Treating Dementia

How music may help to slow the effects of dementia.

Dementia often robs family and friendsof quality time together. Research shows that music, both playing and listening to it, might be an alternative way to reclaim time with someone who has dementia.

Music therapy can provide a way for caregivers to interact with persons with dementia while increasing satisfaction by providi ... read more

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