This awareness presentation provides an overview of dementia, including the basic facts about dementia and its prevalence, how dementia affects patients and people around them, and how we can help reduce the patient distress and caregiver burden. This presentation was prepared for use by persons conducting dementia awareness programs in India. It can also be used by laypersons to get an initial understanding of dementia. While it contains information useful for anyone interested, it includes data and examples from India. This material is not a substitute for medical advice.
The presentation is available for download: Introduction to Dementia (PDF file) Opens in new window.
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This site has several pages with detailed information on dementia and on various care aspects. See our sections About Dementia and Caring for persons with dementia.
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