Dementia and Quality of Life | downtown-houston

Posted on December 11, 2012

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14275082_sThere has been a consistent body of evidence that cognitive stimulation therapy improves cognitive function in those with dementia.  There is now evidence that this therapy can result in improvements in the quality of life and communication, over and above any medication effects, for mild to moderate dementia patients. (Woods B, Aguirre E, Spector AE, Orrell M, The Cochran Collaboration, 2012).

Caring for someone with dementia can be a real challenge, particularly in world where families need two incomes and sometimes there is only one person available to care for the patient.  The borders of nuclear and extended family and the demand of both often collide, leaving caregivers and patients feeling like they had a front row seat for the collision.

To the caregiver and the patient we would say, “Don’t isolate yourself; don’t think you have to face this alone.”

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