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Wednesday, April 19, 2017

Strategies for bringing wellness to people with cognitive decline

Changes in cognitive processes are a normal part of aging. However, when cognitive changes become sufficiently severe and interfere with the ability to perform activities of daily living, then individuals may be beginning the journey along the stages of cognitive decline and dementia.

To address such concerns, the International Council on Aging on Active Aging has released a new blueprint that lists 14 strategies with the aim of providing the most positive experiences for people with mild-to-moderate dementias. Both family members and and colleagues are considered within these implementation tactics, which include suggestions for programs and services, staffing, and physical environment.

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