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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.

 

Common Types of Dementia and How to Avoid them - Dementiaguide.comJanuary 7, 2009

Common Types of Dementia and How to Avoid Them

Using your head is one of the best defenses against common types of Dementia.

How common is dementia? About 8 million Ame ... read more

Different Dementia Tests Analyze Different Aspects of DementiaJanuary 7, 2009

An Overview of Different Dementia Tests


When a friend or family member starts to show symptoms of dementia, the next step is to arrange a doctor's visitto get an expert opinion. Doctors have a variety of dementia tests they use to analyze different aspects of the condition, most of which supplement a physical exam and medical history. It can be helpful to inform yourself about some of these before heading into a doctor's office.
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Being Bilingual Can Help the Onset of Dementia SymptomJanuary 6, 2009

Being Bilingual Has a Protective Effect in Delaying Dementia Symptoms

Research has determined that speaking more than one language can delay dementia symptoms as much as four years.

Studies have found evidence that the lifelong use of two languages can help delay the onset of dementia symptoms by as much as four years compared to people who are monolingual.

Recent increased interest in alternative therapies for demen ... read more

Dementia Treatment Facilities and How to Transition Patients thereJanuary 5, 2009

Moving Beyond Home Dementia Treatment

The basic aim of ongoing dementia treatment is to keep the person safe and comfortable in their home for as long as possible. This can be a tense and tiresome process for family members or caregivers over a long period. Eventually, caring for a loved one at home may present a significant personal and financial burden, but moving a relative to a long-term care facility is not an easy decisionto make. Here ar ... read more
Dementia Resources for People Dealing with DementiaDecember 31, 2008

Using Computer Games: a New Tool for Coping with Dementia

How Computer Games Can Help with Memory Function and Cognitive Ability

Computer games offer an exciting and engaging way of helping older people who are coping with dementia and its effects. The skills that are required to plays today's video games are useful tools for keeping their brain active and learning new skills.

One of the most important things that co ... read more

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