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Dementia: How Therapy Can Help

Signs & Symptoms of Dementia

  • Memory loss that disrupts daily life
  • Challenges in planning or solving problems
  • Difficulty completing familiar tasks at home, work or at leisure
  • Confusion with time or place
  • Trouble understanding visual images & spatial relationships
  • New problems with words in speaking or writing
  • Misplacing things & losing the ability to retrace steps
  • Decreased or poor judgement
  • Withdrawal from work or social activities
  • Changes in mood & personality

How Therapy Can Help

  • Determine you or your loved one’s exact level of function through an examination by one or more professionals who have received extended education and/or certification in helping individuals with memory changes.
  • Establish techniques to help you safely stay in your home for as long as possible
  • Provide individualized tips to help you stay independent in as many areas as possible.
  • Help you connect with other services in your area that can provide support to you and your loved one.
  • Offer guidance to care givers to help reduce unwanted behaviors

Questions or concerns regarding dementia?

Contact a therapist at your local BST location.

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