(Creating Dementia Solutions 27) Why Should You Know the Type of Dementia?

After becoming acquainted with the different types of dementia from the previous Creating Dementia Solutions episode, we now ask: Why is it important to know the types?

Of course, there are medical reasons. As we have learned in other episodes, the type of dementia can determine the approach to treatment or medication choice.

But, in this episode, we also learn from Miles for Memories volunteer Michael Porter, a professional with Battle Creek’s Northpointe Woods, there are other reasons to know which type of dementia your loved one has.

Episode Resources
Miles for Memories website
Miles for Memories technology
Sherii Sherban talks to Community Matters about MFM technology
More Creating Dementia Solutions episodes
The Oaks at Northpointe Woods website


Miles For Memories is a Calhoun County, Michigan organization created in 2013 to raise awareness and funds for Alzheimer’s Disease. Later in 2014, the vision was expanded to include all types of dementia. MFM raises money each year through sponsorships, community events, and grants to gather funds to create local programming for both the person living with dementia and the caregiver. Along with local efforts, 20% of the funds to prevention-related dementia research. Miles for Memories is a committee of 70-plus volunteers and are always looking for more to get involved.