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By Michele Smith
the Times 

Dementia is Everybody's Business

Memory Care Café supports patients with dementia and their families and caregivers


November 29, 2018

Michele Smith

Katie Roughton, Director of Nursing at Booker Rest Home, presented an overview of dementia to a group of business leaders, caregivers, and patients when she spoke at the Noble Hunt on Nov. 7. Roughton (left) is shown demonstrating the 'hand under hand' method of achieving control with practice patient Valerie Lockard. "She thinks she is in control. I am not intimidating her," Roughton explained.

DAYTON-Community education can make all the difference in the quality of life for people living with dementia, and for their loved ones. That was the message Katie Roughton delivered to a group of business leaders, caregivers and patients at two workshops in Dayton on Nov. 7.

"This is so you as a community know how to approach a dementia patient who is out and about," she said to those in attendance.

Roughton said there are 85 different types of dementia, and they are caused by structural and chemical changes in the brain, especially in the memory center and learning areas.

These changes c...

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