Those newly diagnosed with Alzheimer's disease and other forms of dementia often don't get a lot of support from friends and neighbors -- usually because they don't know exactly how they can be helpful.
In this video, Shannon Braun, director of The ERS Center for Memory Support & Inclusion, has some helpful suggestions for how you can help someone living with those diseases and their family or others who care for them. You can watch more helpful video tips from Shannon and make it a great Mindful Monday.
For even more tips, visit http://theERScenter.org, and go to the blog area at the bottom of the page.
Dementia is not a specific disease. Rather, it is a term used to describe a wide range of symptoms associated with a decline in cognitive abilities, such as remembering, thinking, or reasoning, that is significant enough to impact an individual's daily functioning.
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