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Personhood - Compassionate Dementia Care by Bob DeMarco Patient Expert Posted Thu 12 Dec 2013 10:41am Personhood in relation to dementia is recognizing the person with the disease as always being a person no matter what the disease has done to their minds. By +Carole Larkin    +Alzheimer's Reading Room Recently I have been exposed to some professionals and their ideas, which makes me smile in agreement and bob my head up and down l ... Read on »
The Personal Nature of Personhood by Bob DeMarco Patient Expert Posted Mon 16 Dec 2013 11:04am Even if he doesn’t remember later what he chose, the important thing is at that moment you have respected him and dignified him by showing that you think enough of him to ask. That is the meaning of Personhood. By +Carole Larkin +Alzheimer's Reading Room Carole Larkin A note to readers: down below is email thatwas sent ... Read on »
Dementia and Sex In Nursing Homes by Bob DeMarco Patient Expert Posted Wed 27 Jun 2012 8:56am The authors argue that, while every effort should be made to ensure that no resident comes to harm, aging care facilities must respect the rights of residents with dementia to make decisions about their sexuality, intimacy and physical relationships. Alzheimer's Reading Room Abstract -- Dementia, sexuality and consent ... Read on »
Dementia Friendly Communities - Alzheimer Society of Ireland by Bob DeMarco Patient Expert Posted Sun 18 Nov 2012 11:54pm It is widely known and widely accepted that people with dementia experience social exclusion in many different ways, at different times and different levels. Alzheimer's Reading Room Good afternoon everyone I’m going to talk with you today about Dementia Friendly Communities what does it mean and how can it be achieved? Firstly, ... Read on »
Those Caring for a Spouse with Dementia More Likely to Develop Dementia Themselves by Anthony Cirillo Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted Fri 07 May 2010 5:21am I have spoken about the affects of care giving on caregivers, the medical and emotional toll and even the fact that many caregivers die before the one they are taking care of dies. So now comes this study from Utah State University that shows that people who care for a spouse with dementia are six times more likely to develop dementia themselves ... Read on »
Dementia and the Eight Types of Dementia by Bob DeMarco Patient Expert Posted Sat 05 Sep 2009 10:36pm Dementia is a clinical syndrome that includes loss or decline in memory and other cognitive abilities. Dementia is caused by various diseases and conditions that result in damaged brain cells. Brain cells can be destroyed by brain diseases, such as Alzheimer’s disease, or strokes (called vascular or multi-infarct dementia), which decrea ... Read on »
Dementia and the Eight Types of Dementia by Bob DeMarco Patient Expert Posted Wed 23 Sep 2009 10:51pm Dementia is a an illness that usually occurs slowly over time, and usually includes a progressive state of deterioration. The earliest signs of dementia are usually memory problems, confusion, and changes in the way a person behaves and communicates. Dementia is the gradual deterioration of mental functioning, such as concentration, ... Read on »
Dementia Doing or Dementia Being? by Susan L. Patient Expert Posted Mon 10 Nov 2008 4:45pm After a great week of speaking in the Southwest, I was lucky to spend a few days in beautiful Utah.  In talking to a trail guide who recently retired to Utah and asking him why picked Utah, he said, "I wanted to go from a human doing to a human being".   This started me thinking about how true that statement is for persons with dementia. Read on »
Dementia Caregiver Characteristics Linked To Dementia Behaviors by Susan L. Patient Expert Posted Mon 10 Nov 2008 4:46pm Why would younger dementia caregivers report MORE behaviors than some of their elder caregiving counterparts?  The answer to that puzzling question is not yet known but it appears that the recent study from Wake Forest University School of Medicine has unearthed a new obstacle in trying to help the person with dementia:  their caregiver. ... Read on »
Dementia and the Eight Types of Dementia by Bob DeMarco Patient Expert Posted Wed 09 Sep 2009 10:38pm Dementia is a clinical syndrome that includes loss or decline in memory and other cognitive abilities. Dementia is a an illness that usually occurs slowly over time, and usually includes a progressive state of deterioration. The earliest signs of dementia are usually memory problems, confusion, and changes in the way a person behaves an ... Read on »