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7 A’s of Dementia
ButterflyWings
Posted: Wednesday, January 12, 2022 3:55 AM
Joined: 12/11/2018
Posts: 599


Sharing—

 Thanks to Iris’ mention in another thread, I went looking for more info on the 7As and I like the linked article below. This is a helpful explanation I had not run across yet. I see some things in the section on Altered Perception that I had been describing as random hallucinations. The article helps me identify and categorize some of the other behaviors (progression) we are experiencing too. And I appreciate the care strategies.

https://www.vha.ca/news/2021/compassionate-care-strategies-using-the-7-as-of-dementia/


abc123
Posted: Wednesday, January 12, 2022 8:07 AM
Joined: 6/12/2016
Posts: 2052


Dear ButterflyWings and Iris, thank you for sharing this!!!!

I hope everyone sees it, especially the new members. It was very helpful to me. 


Emily 123
Posted: Wednesday, January 12, 2022 9:03 AM
Joined: 11/5/2020
Posts: 179


This is an excellent article to share.  Thank you to both you and Iris.
SusanB-dil
Posted: Wednesday, January 12, 2022 10:01 AM
Joined: 9/10/2021
Posts: 99


i've sent the link to DH to read, and have bookmarked it!

Thank you lots!


Iris L.
Posted: Wednesday, January 12, 2022 4:31 PM
Joined: 12/15/2011
Posts: 17694


Thanks for posting Butterfly Wings.  I think it does help family members to realize that many frustrating "behaviors" are actually the signs of the disease.

 

Agnosia, different from agnosognosia, causes the PWD not to "see" what is right in front of her.  Or to misinterpret a dark rug on the floor as a hole.

 

This is not one of the seven A's but please be aware that PWDs tire easily.  Struggling to use a failing brain uses up a lot of energy.  They need rest breaks.

 

Iris

 


ButterflyWings
Posted: Wednesday, January 12, 2022 10:57 PM
Joined: 12/11/2018
Posts: 599


My pleasure -- happy to help and I am glad folks found this article as helpful as I did!
GothicGremlin
Posted: Wednesday, January 12, 2022 11:47 PM
Joined: 4/7/2019
Posts: 289


Thanks ButterflyWings and Iris.

I've seen discussions of all of the "A's" in different articles but never all of them in the same article, so it's nice to have them all in one place. 

 


 
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