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Season 5 Episode 3

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Treating Dementia with Dignity

As Utah’s population ages, dementia diagnoses increase. Familial caregivers take on a financial and emotional burden, with a stigma of shame surrounding the diagnosis and a lack of facilities that provide memory care in rural areas. How can we help our elders get the care they need with dignity and grace? Learn about the steps being taken that could bring positive change in Utah.

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Utah Mentes Activas (Active Minds Utah)

Research suggests those in the Latino community face higher risks of dementia compared to other groups. That's part of the reason a volunteer organization is focused on helping Utahns of latin descent navigate life after their diagnoses. Watch the video to learn how the group Mentes Activas is taking its name very literally.