Navigating Dementia Therapy

Types and Causes of Dementia and Understanding Behaviors

June 18, 2020

Why is it important to know what type of dementia you’re working with?  

Why does my patient always say ‘no’ to everything?

Why is it so hard to get her to come to therapy?

Should I have an expectation of reliable memory?

We’ll be looking at Alzheimer's, vascular, mixed, Lewy body, Parkinson’s and frontotemporal dementias. There are a variety of distinct behaviors within each type of dementia and their stages.

Understanding the person you’re working with makes therapy relationships 10xs better.

Do you tend to think about all dementia patients as being the same? Let’s talk about it.

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