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An Advocate Is Needed When Dementia Causes Words to Fail

Even for individuals who are easygoing in their dementia, the inability to remember words can result in angry, frustrated outbursts. In this story, you'll see why those outbursts happen, and how you can advocate for your loved one to prevent unnecessary flareups.

To help those with Alzheimer's and dementia, remember:

1. Alzheimer's and dementia slowly strip the person of the ability to recall words.

2. The frustration of forgetting plus the fear of being out of control would make any of us agitated.

3. When your loved one enters a new situation, be proactive in making sure people understand things your loved one would need to say but may not be able to remember.

If you'd like to share your story or learn more about how Cura for Care can help you or your family deal with aging at home or memory loss and live healthy, happy, and active at home, contact Moises at mpaz@pps-cura or 615-522-5265.

DISCLAIMER: These stories and tips are aimed at enhancing the quality of life for families and individuals living with memory loss, dementia or Alzheimer’s disease, recovering from hospitalization or simply aging at home. Some information may not be advisable for your specific situation, so please consult with your doctor or care team professionals who know your situation best.


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