Dementia 101: 6 Ways Dementia Changes How You Think

December 24, 2014 4:33 PM

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I know and see daily the challenges and suffering dementia can bring. I also know and see daily the beautiful joys and learning it can bring, to those experiencing it and those that care for them. My perception of dementia holds both the challenges and the joy, they are not mutually exclusive.

Six domains of cognition are used to paint a picture of dementia in the DSM, the psychological world's guide to diagnosing. I will explain what the so-called 'deficits' in each domain look like. I challenge you to think about how these 'deficits' can also be teachers. There is more to the picture of...

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