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A better choice for people with dementia

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January 23rd, 2014

The loss of cognitive abilities tends to progress in a similar fashion among people with dementia.  At first, memory loss makes performing tasks, such as paying bills or driving, difficult. This is eventually followed by difficulty with essential daily functions, such as eating and using the bathroom. At this point, caring for a loved one with a dementia-related illness can quickly become difficult. 

Caregivers are often hesitant to have their loved one live in a facility. It is true that many long-term care units are intended for a general population, so patients’ individual needs may not be addressed. 

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