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What You Should Know About Caring for Older Adult with Dementia

Caring for someone with Dementia can provide special challenges. Follow these tips to help you when taking care of an older adult with Dementia.

Dementia ( is a general term for loss of memory, thinking, and reasoning skills that are severe enough to interfere with daily life. A person affected by Dementia may have problems with language, memory, behavior, and emotions.

There are several different kinds of Dementia:

• Alzheimer’s disease

• Vascular dementia

• Dementia with Lewy bodies (DLB)

• Mixed dementia

• Parkinson’s disease

• Frontotemporal dementia

• Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease

• Normal pressure hydrocephalus

• Huntington’s disease

• Wernicke-Korsakoff Syndrome

Caring for an individual who has Dementia can have many challenges. Listed below are some tips on how to overcome the challenges or barriers that are associated with caring for someone with Dementia.