A dementia diagnosis is devastating. While some patients given a dementia diagnosis can enroll in clinical trials that might provide a drug to slow down the progression of the disease, most are told those five words that would fill anyone in a doctor’s office with a sense of hopelessness: “There’s nothing we can do.”
A new report from the Global Council on Brain Health describes the link between a positive sense of mental well-being and better brain health in people 50 and older. The report is full of helpful tips on improving your mental well-being and thus your thinking and reasoning skills.
In this month’s Beacon we are going to focus on some of the basics of planning care on a day to day basis. Implementing these techniques one bit at a time has been shown to decrease problem behaviors and enhance quality of life.