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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.

 

Ways to Cover the Costs of Care for DementiaOctober 7, 2008

Ways to Cover the Costs of Care for Dementia in the United States

The cost of providing long-term care for a person with dementia can be very expensive. Many people assume that government programs such as Medicare will pay for it. That is not the case. It is typically individuals and families that pay for services and long-term care for dementia. A number of financial resources may be available to help cover the costs of care for demen ... read more

In Home Safety for Seniors Exhibiting Dementia SignsAugust 11, 2008

In Home Safety for Seniors ExhibitingSigns of Dementia

Home safety may not be the first thing on your mind when symptoms of dementia begin showing up in one of your parents or your spouse, but it's imperative you address them if you want your mother or father or spouse to continue to enjoy his or her independence. The earliest signs of dementia don't always mean an individual has to go into an assisted living facility or move ... read more
Treatment Options for Elderly DementiaAugust 1, 2008

Treatment Options for Dementia

The first thing most people want to know after an dementia diagnosis is "What are the treatment options?" The answer depends on several factors, including the type of dementia, the stage of the disease, and the symptoms exhibited. There are several forms of dementia caused by a number of diseases, but some of the most common are seen in the elderly. Treatment in these cases can take a variety of forms depe ... read more

Tips on Choosing an In-Home Caregiver for Persons with DementiaJuly 23, 2008

Tips on Choosing an In-Home Caregiver for Persons with Dementia

Continuing to live at home after a diagnosis of Alzheimer's or other form of dementia may be the right choice for the person diagnosed, but in most cases, he or she can't do it alone. The attending physician should provide a dementia overview indicating what caregivers will facein the coming months. Although persons with dementia may be able to live independently for some time, an ... read more
Exercise for Senior Citizens with Dementia SymptomsJuly 15, 2008

Exercise for Older People with Dementia Symptoms

While regular exercise is important for everyone, it is particularly beneficial to older people. Exercise offers a number of physical and emotional benefits, including:
  • Increased blood flow to the brain and enhanced cognition
  • Improvement of mood through the release of serotonin
  • Reduction of anxiety through the release of excess energy
  • Al ... read more
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