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Caregiver Guide

Perhaps the first step in learning about caring for someone with dementia is making sure you have a basic understanding of dementia. What it is, how it affects your loved one, reasons behind behaviors, how to cope with them, and knowledge of the type of dementia your loved one has, all play a vital role in your understanding and ability to care for your loved one.

Knowing what you are dealing with helps your loved one, and you.

After reviewing this Caregiver Guide, you will:

  • Understand the basics of what dementia is.
  • Understand processes which affect the brain
  • Understand memory problems in dementia
  • Gain strategies for coping with signs and symptoms of dementia
  • Learn about types of dementia

Video clips in the Caregiver Guide are used with permission from the professional training DVD “Accepting the Challenge,” produced by the Alzheimers North Carolina, Inc. More information is provided at the end of the guide.