It is bad enough when a client or loved one is diagnosed with Dementia. Then again, you may have heard certain family members or even members of the community that you live in express the fact that a loved one took a tumble or had a stroke or heartache and then their Dementia worsened. As a caretaker, the best thing you can possibly do is to learn everything you can about the syndrome and apply it on a regular basis.
Your job is to show the elderly you care for that With Age Comes Respect. That means going all the way with your position and learning it to the best of your ability.
Studying online booklets like the one put out by NINDS helps you to gain an overview on the various types of dementia. This particular booklet also describes how the disorders are diagnosed and treated. Then it goes beyond all of that to offer you the latest highlights of research that has been or is being conducted. With all of this information, you should be able to gain a basic understanding about the various types of Dementia being diagnosed. Of course to fully understand it, you would have to be one of the researchers; even then, no one truly knows it all.
Keep reading on and I will present what I have been studying up on and let you know in tiny snippets what is useful to be the best caretaker of the elderly that you can possibly be!