Alzheimer's and dementia

Alzheimer’s and Dementia

Dementia describes a group of symptoms that may include memory loss, difficulties with thinking, problem-solving or language, and sometimes changes in mood or behaviour. These changes are often small to start with, but for someone with dementia, they have become bad enough to affect daily life.  Alzheimer’s and Dementia isn’t a natural part of ageing. It occurs when the brain is affected by a disease.  There are many known causes of dementia – probably more than 100. The most common types are Alzheimer’s and vascular dementia. Some people have a combination of these, known as mixed dementia.

Information and resources for Alzheimer’s and Dementia

Our resources will give you more information including how to spot the early signs of dementia and how to help someone with dementia live life to the full.

 

Understand Dementia - What is it?

Dementia, it’s easy to jump to conclusions about what it is and what happens. People don’t always know what dementia actually is, we’ve put together this guide to help you with dementia…

Diagnosing Dementia

Diagnosing dementia, and which type of dementia someone has, is important. It will ensure that the person can get the right support and treatments and can plan for their future…   

Early Signs of Dementia

There is evidence that by the time most people develop any early signs of dementia the underlying disease has already been causing damage to the brain…

Different types of Dementia

The term dementia can be confusing. It’s a word used to describe a group of symptoms that occur when brain cells stop working properly. It affects the ability to think, remember and communicate…

Treatments for Dementia

There is no cure for dementia. But, if diagnosed early there are treatments for dementia which can we be used to help slow down the progress of the disease and ease some of the symptoms…

Caring for elderly people with Dementia

It can be frightening thinking about caring for elderly people with dementia, especially those closest to us.  Many of us can only relate to the extreme cases we have seen in the media…

Help for Dementia Carers

Being a full-time or part-time carer of someone with dementia can be challenging.   It’s challenging to remain positive, deal with frustrations, stay healthy yourself, work with professionals…

Protecting your parent’s Legal and Financial situation

Money and legal issues are always difficult subjects to talk about, but if your parents’ health starts to deteriorate, you need to think about how to protect them and their situation…

Helping someone with Dementia Eat

People suffering from Alzheimer’s or dementia often eat less.  They have difficulty eating, because of problems with chewing, swallowing or digesting food.  Sometimes they just lose interest in eating…

If your parent or friend is living with dementia share your experience and see what others are talking about on Age Space Forum.