Discusses the causes of dementia and how to cope with a progressive dementing illness, respond to dementia-caused difficult behaviors, and communicate with a memory-impaired person. Provides guidelines for effective caregiving and for self-care for the caregiver. Covers specific problems such as driving, managing money, repetitive questions, wandering, catastrophic reactions, hiding objects, grooming, mealtimes, and incontinence. Includes sources of additional information.
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