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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.

 

Making Legal Decisions After a Dementia DiagnosisDecember 29, 2008

Making Legal Decisions After A Dementia Diagnosis

A dementia diagnosis is difficult news; for most individuals and families, the immediate concern is treatment. While legal issues may not be at the top of everyone's priority list, they are often a significant and time sensitive matter. Unpleasant as it may be, handling the legal affairs of a person with dementia is better attended to sooner than later. Steps should be taken, with the help of f ... read more
Nutrition's Role in Preventing Types of DementiaDecember 1, 2008

A Healthy Diet May Help Reduce Types of Dementia

Recent studies show a lack of vitamin B12 and other nutritional factors may increase the risk of different types of dementia and cognitive decline. Researchers have noticed strong evidence for a connection between low levels of folic acid and vitamin B12 to an increase in cases of dementia.

Vitamin B12 deficiency is the most common nutritional deficiency in the western world. ... read more

A List of Dementia Symptoms for Early DetectionOctober 24, 2008

Dementia Symptoms and the Importance of Early Detection

The prevalence of dementia is on the rise as life expectancy continues to increase with the growing baby-boomer population. The importance of detecting dementia symptoms early is more important than ever. As more treatment options become available, it will become increasingly important to diagnose dementia early. Early detection of dementia symptoms is one of the strongest defense ... read more

Reversible Dementia Causes vs Irreversible Dementia CausesOctober 24, 2008

Reversible vs. Irreversible Dementia Causes

Dementia stems from a variety of causes, some of which are treatable and others that are not. Treatments for reversible dementia causes are intended to slow the progress of the dementia, and in some cases, may be able to reverse some symptoms. If the underlying cause of dementia is irreversible, doctors will treat the symptoms of the condition with the hopes of making life as easy as possible for the individual. Here a ... read more
Brain Exercises May Reduce Types of DementiaOctober 7, 2008

Brain Workouts May Reverse Pre-Dementia Decline for Different Types of Dementia

Research indicates it may be possible to arrest or even reverse memory decline in Mild Cognitive Impairment (MCI), a pre-dementia condition that commonly leads to Alzheimer's disease and other types of dementia. Studies have shown that a novel series of computer based brain exercises may improve memory in MCI patients. As many as 8 million Americans have MCI ... read more

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