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What is dementia?


Dementia is an umbrella term for a group of disorders caused by abnormal brain changes. The decline of cognitive functioning can have a detrimental effect on a person’s ability to think, feel, remember, and reason. The damage caused to the brain cells interferes with ability for the cells to be able to communicate with each [...]

What is dementia?2023-06-05T14:06:45+01:00

Are you worried someone has dementia?


If you are becoming more concerned over a loved one, then it might be time to encourage them to speak to their GP. There could be many reasons for a person’s forgetfulness and change in behaviour, it may not be anything related to dementia. It's always best to learn more about the early signs and [...]

Are you worried someone has dementia?2023-06-07T14:59:58+01:00

Is there a cure for dementia?


Currently, there is no cure for dementia. This is mainly because dementia can be caused by a variety of different factors and, because of this, it is unlikely that a single cure will be able to treat all types of dementia. An increase in funding has been attributed to dementia research and there has been [...]

Is there a cure for dementia?2023-06-07T15:00:56+01:00

What activities can a person with dementia continue to engage with?


Just because somebody has dementia it doesn’t mean that they must stop doing the things that they enjoy. There are a wide range of physical, mental, social and creative activities that will enable a person to live well with dementia and maintain a positive wellbeing. If you care for someone who has dementia, engaging in [...]

What activities can a person with dementia continue to engage with?2023-05-25T11:11:46+01:00

What help can you get from the NHS and Social Services for someone with dementia?


Living with dementia or caring for somebody who has dementia can be very challenging for the people involved. It is important that you are aware of the support available from the NHS and your local council that can help you and your loved ones. These services can include providing carers to help with washing and [...]

What help can you get from the NHS and Social Services for someone with dementia?2023-06-07T15:01:50+01:00

How will the relationship with my loved one change?


Dementia can influence all aspects of a person’s life, including their relationships with family and friends. If you have a relationship with somebody who has been diagnosed with dementia, it is very likely that there will be a significant change to the bond that you share. Increases in irritability and frustration whilst completing everyday tasks [...]

How will the relationship with my loved one change?2023-05-25T11:13:17+01:00

How does having dementia change a person’s behaviour?


There are many reasons as to why the behaviours of a person with dementia may change. Slight behaviour changes related to dementia sometimes can go unnoticed. They can come on gradually and be harder to recognise. However, for some they may come on suddenly. As the dementia progresses the changes to behaviour will be more [...]

How does having dementia change a person’s behaviour?2023-05-25T11:16:17+01:00
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