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For New Caregivers: Crash Course in Dementia

This blog highlights some of the initial and critical components of caring for a person with Alzheimer's Disease or another dementia. Read on for more information.

Decision-Making & Dementia: Dimmer versus Switch

When Mrs. Q's opinions differed from that of her granddaughter, the granddaughter quickly used the dementia diagnosis to ignore Mrs. Q's choices. When Mrs. Q's choices and opinions mirrored those of the granddaughter, the granddaughter believed that Mrs. Q had the capacity to make a decision. This isn't how decisional capacity works.