The story: Judy Cornish wants to change the way we think of dementia: Instead of focusing on the disease, she says, focus on the experience — and watch symptoms like exit seeking and combativeness decline.

The guest: Judy Cornish, author and founder, The Dementia & Alzheimer’s Wellbeing Network (DAWN).

Your host: Steve Moran, Senior Living Foresight.

“Wandering, exit-seeking restlessness, sundowning, confabulation, combative behaviors — we think of all of these behaviors as the symptoms of dementia. But if you really think about it, [they] are actually human behaviors. They are not specific to dementia. … And that has nothing to do with age or diagnosis. That’s a human being under stress. “

Judy Cornish

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