Dementia

HELPFUL LINKS

DEMENTIA DIAGNOSIS AND PROGRESSION

Dementia is a general term for a decline in mental ability severe enough to interfere with daily life. Memory loss is an example. Alzheimer’s is the most common type of dementia.

 

WHAT IS DEMENTIA?

http://www.alz.org/what-is-dementia.asp

 

STAGES OF DEMENTIA:

http://www.healthline.com/health/dementia/stages#Overview1

 

GLOSSARY:

An A – Z glossary of Dementia and Alzheimer’s terms 

https://www.alz.org/help-support/caregiving/care-options/glossary

 

MEMORY CARE RESOURCES:

https://www.sunriseseniorliving.com/resources/memory-care.aspx

 

DOCTORS APPOINTMENT CHECKLIST

http://www.alz.org/national/documents/ED_doc_checklist.pdf 

 

SCALES AND EVALUATION TOOLS

https://www.helpguide.org/articles/alzheimers-dementia-aging/living-with-dementia.htm#symptoms

 

DEMENTIA CHECKLIST

CHECKLIST FOR MEMORY CARE PDF

 

ETHICAL AND MEDICO-LEGAL ASPECTS OF DEMENTIA

http://www.cmej.org.za/index.php/cmej/article/view/2870/3242

 

WHAT DOES THE LAW SAY?

Protection of Elderly

Curatorship versus Administrator versus Power of Attorney

Protecting our vulnerable loved ones within the context of dementia is a challenge as incapacity is a slow process especially as diagnosis with dementia is over a period of time. Loss, extortion and blatant theft occurs as dementia sufferers are not aware of their diminished actions and capabilities.

http://www.health.uct.ac.za/usr/health/psychiatry/GPRefresher/Testamentary_capacity.pdf

 

https://rlattorneys.co.za/family-law-services/curatorship/

 

https://www.justice.gov.za/master/cur-tut.html

 

DEMENTIA DOG

https://dementiadog.org/