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7 A’s of Dementia
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.
Dear ButterflyWings and Iris, thank you for sharing this!!!!
I hope everyone sees it, especially the new members. It was very helpful to me.
i've sent the link to DH to read, and have bookmarked it!
Thank you lots!
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.
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.