V10-2: Caring for Someone with Dementia

If you are caring for someone with dementia, you are not alone. The Alzheimer’s Association reports that more than 16 millions Americans provide unpaid care for people with Alzheimer’s and other types of dementia.

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As a caregiver to someone with dementia, the goal is to keep the person safe, calm, and active for as long as possible. In some cases, this may help to slow symptoms such as mood swings, confusion, and trouble with memory or speech.