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AAN 2022 | Resources to help patients and their families cope with dementia

Andrew Budson, MD, Boston University School of Medicine, Boston, MA, discusses two books that he has co-authored which are aimed at helping people with dementia or other memory/cognitive problems and their families to manage the diagnosis. The first book is aimed at older people who may be worried about problems with their memory. It explains how to know what memory changes are normal and when to see a doctor, as well as outlining the steps the doctor will take to investigate these issues. The second book is aimed at the families of people with dementia and discusses how to manage problems that dementia will cause, as well as gives advice on how to avoid caregiver burnout and plan for the future (increasing) care needs of the patient. Both books also explain the different types of dementia and define common terms and medications. This interview took place at the American Academy of Neurology 2022 Congress in Seattle, WA.