Understanding the Dementia Experience

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In the classic novel "To Kill a Mockingbird," Atticus Finch advises, "You never really understand a person until you consider things from his point of view … until you climb into his skin and walk around in it." Atticus's words particularly hold true for people who want to better understand what it is like to live with dementia, a brain disorder that diminishes memory, thinking and communication, making daily self-care and activities a challenge.

Through the experiential training Dementia Live™, professional and family caregivers, healthcare personnel, medical students and community members are learning for themselves how dementia can leave a person feeling lost in an inner world. For those assisting a loved one with dementia, the care responsibility can prove an exhaustive commitment.

To learn more about this innovative program, visit the Right at Home blog, where you will always find the latest information about dementia care and brain health.

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Right at Home, Inc. is a national organization dedicated to improving the quality of life for those we serve. We fulfill that mission through a dedicated network of locally owned providers of in home care services.