The Seven Common Senses of Dementia Care

  • Anne M. Lipton
  • Cindy D. Marshall
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Abstract

First, you must know WHAT you are dealing with and if it is dementia. Now, we introduce some strategies relating to HOW to care for a person with dementia. It is impossible to cover every situation that may arise, but some general principles improve life for everyone involved. We also share examples to which you might relate or from which, you might extrapolate. Note that these are guidelines, not rules. Every individual is distinct and every situation individual. And, none of us is perfect. In fact, one of the most important themes in dementia care is flexibility.

Keywords

Family Caregiver Dementia Care Usual Routine Driving Skill Driving Ability 
These keywords were added by machine and not by the authors. This process is experimental and the keywords may be updated as the learning algorithm improves.

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© Springer Science+Business Media, LLC 2013

Authors and Affiliations

  • Anne M. Lipton
    • 1
  • Cindy D. Marshall
    • 2
  1. 1.Diplomate in NeurologyAmerican Board of Psychiatry and NeurologyBuffalo GroveUSA
  2. 2.Memory Center, Baylor Neuroscience CenterBaylor University Medical CenterDallasUSA

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