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Types of Dementia

Dementia isn’t a specific disease. Instead, dementia describes a group of symptoms affecting memory, thinking and social abilities severe enough to interfere with daily functioning. Dementia indicates problems with at least two brain functions, such as memory loss and impaired judgment or language, and inability to perform some daily activities such as paying bills or becoming lost while driving. There are several different types of dementia, now called Neurocognitive Disorders per DSM-5 guidelines. The most common types include: Alzheimer’s Type Dementia Alzheimer’s disease is the most common form of dementia, with a gradual onset and slow progression. Ninety five percent
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Three Ways to Improve Conversations with Loved Ones Suffering from Alzheimer’s

Alzheimer’s is an irreversible disease that causes one to have memory loss which can result in not being able to perform basic day-to-day tasks. This can be a scary situation for both the person suffering from the disease, as well as his or her family members. In order to communicate more effectively with the person, it’s important to understand Alzheimer’s and the process. There are 3 stages in Alzheimer’s – early, middle and late. The early stage is when the person is functioning independently, but is starting to have memory lapses. Friends and family start noticing difficulties, such as coming
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