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Caregiver School

May 3, 2019

Usually family caregivers are dealing with changes in behavior or cognitive functioning long before any diagnosis of dementia is made. The forgetfulness seems different or more persistent. You are aware that some days are better then others. One day everything seems to be fine and the next day they're not. Most diseases that cause dementia will follow a predictable path of disease progression and knowing the stages can help family caregivers plan and prepare.

Having an accurate diagnosis and understanding the specific part of the brain affected by the disease and even knowing the stages helps but doesn't solve the problem. It doesn't answer the question, "so what do I do when my husband keeps repeating himself?"