Types of Dementia: The Different Causes, Treatments & Prevention Tools
Every 3 seconds, someone in the world develops dementia. And every 66 seconds, someone in the U.S. develops Alzheimer's.
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What Is Dementia, Actually? [The Misconceptions] 12 Min
In the first session Dr. Judy explains the differences between dementia and alzheimer’s disease while digging into the classic behaviors and symptoms associated with dementia. She also discusses the differences between retrospective and prospective memory and mild vs major dementia.
The 10+ Different Types of Dementia & How to Spot Them 21 Min
There are many types of dementia that stem from a variety of biological, environmental, and physiological causes. Furthermore, how each type of dementia progresses in the patient varies. In this session, Dr. Judy covers the aforementioned topics while explaining which demographics are most affected, which types of dementia are most common, the average age of onset of each type, and more.
6 Ways to Prevent, "Slow Down," or Reverse Dementia [By Type] 9 Min
In this eye-opening session, Dr. Judy discusses evidence-based strategies that can improve the quality of life of dementia patients, how to potentially decrease the possibility of developing dementia, and how certain types of dementia can show signs of reversal. Additionally, Dr. Judy explains what typical results are and what to expect in each modality of treatment.
How to Reach the Correct Diagnosis of Dementia 9 Min
The diagnostic process can be overwhelming. In this session, Dr. Judy showcases the different types of tests available to patients and how doctors rule out “pseudodementia.” Dr. Judy explains how treatments will vary for each type of dementia and the #1 thing to remember during the diagnostic process.
Treating Dementia: The Ultimate Caregiving & Communication Guide 7 Min
This session goes deeper into caregiver strategies and how caregivers can maintain their own mental health during this time. Dr. Judy discusses how your doctor should collaborate with other members of the medical team and the #1 thing all caregivers should remember.
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About the Series
According to the World Health Organization, about 50 million people are living with dementia with 10 million new cases occurring each year.
For those living with this diagnosis, the future can be uncertain and scary. Similarily, friends, family, and supporters of these patients are often unsure of the best steps to take.
Understanding how dementia and Alzheimer’s affects the brain, the varying causes of the many types of dementia, and the types of treatments and therapies available empowers you to take the next best steps. Join Dr. Judy Ho as she clearly explains the big pictures as well as the nuances of managing and copy with this disease.
Who is this series for?
This series provides detailed information for both patients of dementia and Alzheimers and their caregivers and supporters.
In this series, you’ll discover:
- The differences between mild and major dementia and how it affects brain functioning, complex attention, executive functioning, learning, memory, language, perceptual motor skills, and social cognition.
- The causes, treatments, and caregiver strategies for Alzheimer’s diseases, vascular dementia, Lewy body dementia, frontotemporal dementia, and the potential consequences of a traumatic brain injury (TBI).
- How doctors are able to “slow” certain types of dementia and people can work to potentially slow the onset.
- The diagnostic processes used for Alzheimer’s and the different types of dementia. How to find a good mental health professional and medical team, plus other co-occurring disorder to look out for and understand.
- How patients can advocate for themselves and how caregivers can best support their loved ones while properly caring for their own mental health.
"Treat those with dementia with lots of compassion. Dementia affects everyone differently. Realize that the person you love is still in there."
Triple Board Certified Clinical & Forensic Neuropsychologist, Ph.D.
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