Dementia: A Guide for Caregivers + Understanding the Signs

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For those looking for some guidance on caring for a loved one with dementia (diagnosed in 1 in 6 people over 80), this is a wonderfully informative post from ENA, a care management company based in the UK, on causes, how to identify symptoms, and guidance on how to interact with someone with this complex diagnosis:

 

 

It’s best to talk to someone living with dementia or Alzheimer’s in an environment that does not overstimulate them. Make sure that you are in a relatively quiet place without anything distracting such as a radio or television in the background. Good lighting is also recommended.

People with dementia may find it easier to read body language than understand words, so make sure that you make eye contact and that your facial expression, posture and other body language signals are relaxed but expressive.

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