How to Speak to a Loved One with Dementia

[fa icon="calendar'] Feb 16, 2018 10:35:52 AM / by Bart Delsing posted in Speak to a Loved One with Dementia

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The importance of warmth, patience, and ongoing emotional memory

Dementia is an inclusive term for a number of conditions which can affect the brain and body. It can manifest in one of ten different forms. The most common (and generally known) form of dementia is Alzheimer's Disease, from which more than 5 million Americans suffer. Alzheimer's also has the perception of exclusively being an “old person's disease,” when in reality, one does not need to be elderly to suffer from it. Five percent of the overall number of sufferers are affected by the early onset of dementia.

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