September 29, 2022
September is almost over, but our memory of Tam Cummings “Living with Dementia” workshop earlier this month lives on. RehabLiving hosted the event this September, during World Alzheimer’s awareness month. Alzheimer’s is the most common form of dementia, a general term for memory loss and other cognitive abilities serious enough to interfere with daily life. Passionate about teaching others what dementia is, Dr. Tam clearly explained dementia and how it progresses in the brain. A master at translating medical jargon into easy to understand terms, Dr. Tam walked the audience of medical staff and care givers through how the disease starts, how it presents itself in each stage of dementia and how to provide care for a loved one or resident, even when their behaviors may be challenging.
Dr. Tam’s book, Untangling Alzheimer’s, is designed to allow the first time caregiver and the longtime professional to gain the understanding and skills they will need to work effectively with persons with dementia. To learn more about Dr. Cummings and her work, visit https://tamcummings.com/.