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The “Why” Behind the “What:” Shrinking Brain and Memory Loss

Brain shrinkage happens in dementia and is the root cause for many of the problematic behaviors.

I explain how the shrinking brain causes many of the repetitive questions and behaviors that caregivers find frustrating.

Wish list for the caregiver?

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The National Institutes of Health just released a paper on the needs of the caregiver “workforce.” Here are some highlights from the report: Today family caregivers provide 80% of the care for persons with dementia. 16 million informal caregivers provide approximately 18 billion hours of unpaid care to persons with […]

Refusing Treatment for Someone with Dementia: Caregiver Knows Best (The Secret of Palliative Care)

Palliative care can include “end-of-life” or hospice care, but this narrow and incorrect understanding of palliative care restricts opportunities for important advanced care planning conversations to occur early in the disease process—AND TO INVOLVE THE PERSON WHO IS NOT QUITE YET DEEPLY FORGETFUL.

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