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ways to help with dementia

ways to help with dementia   If memory loss is mild, use of memory aids (e.g. writing a list, a picture diary) or reminders can be of help  Encourage the person to make full use of their remaining abilities  Keeping an eye on the person’s ability to perform daily tasks safely, behavioural problems […]

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diagnosing dementia guidelines

diagnosing dementia guidelines It will often be the carers that notice a change in the person, such as that they are forgetting things or not being able to do so much for themselves any more. It is important that the carer supports the person to go to the GP. At this time nobody should jump […]

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The signs and symptoms of dementia

The signs and symptoms of dementia EARLIER STAGES  Loss of memory, especially short-term  Loss of interest in activities  Reduction in communication skills  Difficulty in using the right words  Difficulty in understanding others  Difficulty in concentrating  Gradual loss of self-help skills  Wandering around aimlessly, not knowing where they […]

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dementia symptoms and signs

dementia symptoms and signs Dementia is a group of diseases that affects how the brain works. There are many different types of dementia. The most common type is called Alzheimer’s disease. Dementia leads to a gradual deterioration in skills. The majority of dementias are irreversible. Susan is 51 and has Down syndrome. She shares a […]

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Communication with people with dementia

Communication with people with dementia is often considered to be a challenge. Indeed, some people talk as though it is not possible for those in the later stages to communicate at all and that those in the earlier stages are unable to communicate meaningfully. It depends on what is considered to be communication. Verbal and […]

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dementia impact on family dementia impact on family

Impact of dementia on the family: quality of life as a carer The effect of dementia on family carers is well documented. The Admiral Nursing Service was established to work specifically with family carers of people with dementia. Their assessment schedule focuses not only on the client’s needs but  more significantly on those of the […]

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impact of dementia on a person’s daily life

Impact of Dementia on the individual’s life Dementia undoubtedly affects an individual’s life in just about every aspect. The impact begins as the changes start to take place. Forgetting things is a common experience and one that we all have, but forgetfulness associated with dementia is a very different experience, as the following scenario illustrates. […]

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dementia diagnosis and too much stimuli

It is important to establish a diagnosis following a comprehensive assessment in all people with dementia, whatever the type. An assessment should lead to greater understanding of what the individual and their family may need or benefit from, and should assess skills and abilities and not purely determine loss of skills or level of disability. […]

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Alzheimer’s Disease and Dementia Differences

Alzheimer’s disease and Vascular dementia A diagnosis of mixed dementia means that Alzheimer’s disease, as well as stroke or small vessel disease, may have caused damage to the brain. Features of vascular dementia may be similar to Alzheimer’s disease but depending on the type of vascular dementia, may appear in a different pattern. Vascular dementia […]

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Small vessel disease related dementia

Small vessel disease related dementia This type of dementia, also known as sub-cortical vascular dementia or, in a severe form, Binswanger’s disease, is caused by damage to tiny blood vessels that lie deep in the brain. The symptoms develop more gradually and are often accompanied by problems with walking.   Related articles across the web Depression link […]

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