Memory Loss: Common Myths & Misconceptions

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Dementia is a complex term that is often given as a general diagnosis for any decline in a person’s cognitive ability. Dementia is not a disease but rather a group of symptoms associated with memory loss and cognitive decline. Because so many people in care homes have dementia, many will assume that all the residents […]

Anosognosia & Memory Loss. How do I Help My Parents?

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Why do some people not believe they have dementia? Damage to the brain can cause people with Alzheimer’s, dementia, stroke, brain tumours and other cognitive impairments to believe nothing is wrong with them. When this happens, it is called anosognosia (ah-no-sog-NOH-zee-uh), meaning “to not know a disease”; important to not be confused with being in […]