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A Dementia Overview for
the Caregiver
Understanding Dementia



dementia I have created this dementia overview because studies show that of the 4 million individuals diagnosed with dementia 70% live at home and are receiving care from family and friends. Many family caregivers have difficulty managing behavioral symptoms, especially the verbal and physical agitation, which is found to occur in 86% exhibiting verbal aggressiveness and 55% physical agitation.

To successfully provide care at home for a person with the diagnosis of dementia requires understanding the symptoms of dementia, the various dementia types and the different dementia stages.

As an experienced care giver, I will tell you to expect to encounter many health care professionals that will not understand or relate to what you are experiencing. You will experience frustration and anger at the health care community for their lack of knowledge and understanding about this terrible disease.

My goal is to help prepare you

It is my goal, to help you as a care giver or you as a person diagnosed and in the early stages, to become aware of how important it is to learn as much as you can and be prepared to educate those in the health care community and family members.

For the care giver, there are many aspects that we will cover on our dementia section. Caring for an aging senior with symptoms of dementia is challenging and stressful.

If you are already providing care at home, you already have found this to be true. If you are just starting you care giving journey with someone with dementia, you have come to the right place. My hope is that through reading this site, you will find the information here not only useful, but give you the knowledge and confidence that you are providing the best care possible.

Realize you are not alone. Here you will find a community of others that will provide support and share their experiences with you.

Because there are so many different dementia types and variety of dementia stages, I am going to break each section out so that you will have a better understanding of how to provide the best possible care, as well as advocate for the individual suffering from dementia.

Every individual will exhibit different symptoms of dementia and this will affect how you approach and provide care. So let’s get started on your journey to learn about dementia. I hope through this site, you will find information here, not only useful, but give you the knowledge and confidence that you are providing the best care possible.

Realize you are not alone. Here you will find a community of others that will provide support and share their experiences with you.

Because there are so many different dementia types and variety of dementia stages, I am going to break each section out so that you will have a better understanding of how to provide the bestpossible care, as well as advocate for the individual suffering from dementia.

Every individual will exhibit different symptoms of dementia and this will affect how you approach and provide care.

Now that you have a brief dementia overview the following are what we will discuss in more detail.

A continuation of the dementia overview will include:



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