Dementia is a progressive disorder that affects how your brain works and in particular the ability to remember, think and reason.
What are the symptoms of Dementia? There does not appear to be a single cause of dementia. Research to date suggests a combination of factors affect your overall risk of developing it.
Making a diagnosis of dementia and confirming which type you have can be difficult, particularly in the early stages. Each person will experience it in their own way and their condition will progress at a different rate.
Dementia / Memory Loss Support Services in Age UK Dacorum
Activities during Dementia Action Week 2019
Every three minutes someone in the UK develops dementia. It could be your mum, your brother, your neighbour or your best friend.But despite almost all of us knowing someone affected, two-thirds of people living with dementia report feeling isolated and lonely.
Start a conversation. Whether it’s calling a relative with dementia or visiting a neighbour, it’s time to start talking.
Watch: Children talking to people living with dementia
Keeping in touch. In the later stages of dementia when having a conversation might become difficult, keeping in touch means a lot. Seeing friends and loved ones brings feelings of happiness and comfort, and the ‘emotional memory’ remains with people living with dementia long after the memory of the visit may have gone.Click here to listen to Admiral Nurse Helen Green’s tips for enjoying an outing with a person with dementia
Source: MHSOP NW Hertfordshire Partnership University NHS Foundation Trust
Problems with language can occur in all forms of dementia. This is because the diseases that cause dementia can affect the parts of the brain that control language.
7 things not to say to someone living with dementia. A poor choice of language can be both hurtful and frustrating. Here we look at some words and questions to avoid using.
Dementia can make it hard for people to communicate, and this can be upsetting and frustrating for them and those around them. However, there are many ways to help you support and communicate with each other.