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Dementia



Dementia is a term that refers to a variety of cognitive impairments that most often occur in old age and involve the loss of memory and identity. Dementia interrupts a person’s life experience in disturbing ways and can be extremely difficult to face. Experiencing a decline in one’s own abilities or the abilities of someone we love can be equally painful and can benefit from the right kind of support.

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How to Talk to Someone with Dementia

Essential tips for communicating for someone with dementia. Nationally renowned presenter Diane Waugh shares her own experiences and the mistakes she made as a caregiver for her mother.

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Mayo Clinic on Alzheimer’s Disease and Other Dementias

It can be terrifying to witness a loved one’s cognitive decline. But for millions of families around the world, that fear becomes reality year after year. Researchers estimate that more than 150 million people around the world could be living with dementia by 2050.

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How Dementia Changes Families

When my mom developed dementia, my dad tried to deny it and I tried to fix it. We both failed.

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FindCenterOur best medical journals are now brimming with high-profile, rigorous studies that show a stunning correlation between high blood sugar and risk for dementia.

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What Is Dementia? Alzheimer’s Research UK

Which diseases cause dementia? How do they affect the brain? What symptoms do they lead to? Voiced by Game of Thrones star Iwan Rheon, this short introduction explains the essentials of a condition affecting 850,000 people across the UK today.

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On Vanishing: Mortality, Dementia, and What It Means to Disappear

An estimated fifty million people in the world suffer from dementia. Diseases such as Alzheimer's erase parts of one's memory but are also often said to erase the self.

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What Science Tells Us About Preventing Dementia

There are no instant, miracle cures. But recent studies suggest we have more control over our cognitive health than we might think. It just takes some effort.

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Living with Dementia

In this film, four people with dementia share their insights and experiences of living with advancing dementia.

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Dementia Reimagined: Building a Life of Joy and Dignity from Beginning to End

Despite being a physician and a bioethicist, Tia Powell wasn't prepared to address the challenges she faced when her grandmother, and then her mother, were diagnosed with dementia—not to mention confronting the hard truth that her own odds aren't great. In the U.S.

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Legal and Financial Planning for People with Dementia

Legal and medical experts encourage people recently diagnosed with a serious illness—particularly one that is expected to cause declining mental and physical health—to examine and update their financial and health care arrangements as soon as possible.

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