A guide for caregivers of adults with dementia
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As the aging population grows, so will the number of families who will face the challenge of caring for a loved one with dementia. This can be incredibly difficult and frustrating for caregivers who have no prior knowledge of dementia or formal training in how to cope with it. This report is meant to serve as an introductory guide to caring for a person with dementia. The sections are intended to be useable as stand-alone handouts that may be shared with family members and caregivers. They include brief summaries of the condition, common interventions, and common complications. Additionally it provides information about healthcare workers and facilities that can provide services to both the patient and the family.