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10 facts on dementia

Yolanda and Jose on his birthday, Venezuela
Leonardo Ramírez

Early diagnosis improves the quality of life of people with dementia and their families

The principal goals for dementia care are:

  • diagnosing cases early;
  • optimising physical health, cognition, activity and well-being;
  • detecting and treating behavioural and psychological symptoms; and
  • providing information and long-term support to caregivers.
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