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Tips For Minimizing Disorientation

Exploring Dementia

Image courtesy Gregory Szarkiewicz, http://www.freedigitalphotos.netOne of the problems commonly found in persons with dementia, at a certain stage, is disorientation.  This can be related to place (location), or to person or time.  These problems can lead to wandering, or behavioral outbursts, and can be a real challenge for caregivers.  Today, I ran across a site that did a good job of describing some helpful strategies that can be used when caring for a person who is plagued by problems with orientation.  I thought I would share some of these with my readers.

Sadly, one of the first treatments administered to a person who is showing behavioral problems due to disorientation is that of medication.  However, for the greater majority of these instances, environmental measures and other supportive procedures are much more beneficial.  Not only do they work better, but the person with dementia is then free of the negative side effects that come with…

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