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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.

 

Alcohol & Dementia: How Alcohol Dementia Affects the Body - DementiaGuide.comJune 27, 2008

Alcohol Dementia

Some cases of dementia in older persons are caused by chronic alcohol abuse. This is often overlooked, however, because family members are not always aware of how often a parent or grandparent is actually drinking. Doctors can also miss the signs of alcohol dementia if they are not aware of an individual's alcohol consumption.

Many symptoms of dementia caused by chronic alcohol abuse are similar to those of other ... read more
Preventing Vascular Dementia - DementiaGuide.comJune 23, 2008

Preventing Vascular Dementia

Vascular dementia is the second most common cause of dementia after Alzheimer's and is a major health concern in those over the age of sixty. The cause of vascular dementia is a loss of oxygen and nutrients to the brain due to blockages or narrowing of the vascular blood vessels leading to the brain, particularly to the cortex.

The impact of vascular dementia can be relatively mild or quite dramatic d ... read more
Moderate Wine Drinking May Cut Women's Dementia Risk - DementiaGuide.comJune 17, 2008

Moderate Wine Drinking May Cut Women's Dementia Risk

Swedish researchers recently reported findings from their study of over 1,400 women between the years 1968 and 2002, indicating that women who regularly drink wine (at least a glass a week) were less likely than their peers to develop dementia as they age.

The study, published in the American Journal of Epidemiology on March 15, 2008, stated the risk of developing dementia was as much as 40 ... read more

Grandparents & Dementia: Common Questions from Children - DementiaGuide.comJune 13, 2008

Grandparents and Dementia

In a world where people are living longer every year, our children have the opportunity to learn a great deal from their grandparents, and may enjoy loving relationships with them for many years. There is also the possibility our children will have to cope with understanding why grandparents and dementia often go hand-in-hand.

When a parent is diagnosed with dementia, it can be frightening to face the un ... read more
Tips on Coping with Dementia in Your Family - DementiaGuide.comJune 11, 2008

Coping with Dementia in Your Family

Once a diagnosis of dementia has been made, a family has to learn ways of coping with dementia. This can be particularly challenging when a family has three generations who have been diagnosed. The most important thing a family dealing with dementia can do is remain supportive of each other. Every family member will react differently. At times, emotions may be volatile, but understanding about ... read more
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