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Dementia Care Video

Dementia Isn't Just a Memory Disease

Memory units… memory clinics… memory diseases… memory aids – of course it’s easy to believe that dementia is only about failing memory! Yet dementia involves much more.

Dementia affects many different types of brain functions besides memory. Not all types of memory are impacted equally by dementia – some areas are slightly affected or not at all! 

Understanding how the disease affects the brain will help you provide the best care.

Watch this video to learn more about:

  • How too much focus on memory hurts people with dementia and their families
  • Some best care practices you can use
  • Other important ways dementia affects brain function
  • Different types of memory and how dementia impacts them

DementiaWise - a fresh approach to effective dementia care strategies


Deborah Bier, PhD | Director of Special Populations

ComForCare | At Your Side Home Care

Deborah Bier hosts monthly videos that focus on real-life issues for families and health care professionals who care for people with dementia.

She has a master’s in counseling psychology and a doctorate in therapeutic counseling. In addition, Deborah has obtained the following credentials:

  • Certified Alzheimer's Educator™ – National Certification Board for Alzheimer & Aging Care
  • Certified Dementia Practitioner® – National Council of Certified Dementia Practitioners
  • Certified Dementia Care Partner – Dementia Care Professionals of America, a division of the Alzheimer’s Foundation of America
  • Certificate in Gerontology – Allegra Learning Solutions, LLC
  • Mental Health First Aid – National Council for Behavioral Health