Changes in cognitive processes are a normal part of aging. However, when individuals experience cognitive changes sufficiently severe to interfere with the ability to perform activities of daily living, then they may be beginning the journey along the stages of cognitive decline and dementia.
To address such concerns, the International Council on Active Aging has released a new blueprint that lists 14 strategies with the aim of providing the most positive experience for people with mild-to-moderate dementias. Both family members and colleagues are considered within these implementation tactics, which include suggestions for programs, services, staffing and physical environment.
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