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Our understanding of Dementia

Dementia is an umbrella term used to describe a variety of brain illnesses that affect thinking, memory, behaviour and even the ability to perform everyday activities. These disorders are usually chronic and/or progressive.

There are many different types of dementia, and some people may suffer from a combination of types. Whatever the diagnosis, each person will experience their disorder in their own unique way.

Some Facts

  • People with dementia can still live well. There may be no cure for the disorder, but treatments, and specialised care can help ease symptoms and manage daily life. With the right support, a person can remain active, and continue to do things they find meaningful. Find out More
  • It is caused by neurological diseases, like Alzheimer’s. These diseases alter the chemistry and structure of the brain, or can result in nerve damage. Different types of brain diseases damage different parts of the brain, resulting in different types of dementia. Find out More
  • It involves more than just memory loss. Though a common feature, memory loss is not the only symptom, and in some cases isn’t even an early sign. The disorder can hinder speech, perception, emotions and even behaviour. Find out More
  • It is not a natural part of aging. What’s more, although this disorder mainly affects the elderly, it’s not uncommon among younger people. According to the Alzheimer’s Society, over 40,000 people under the age of 65 have early-onset dementia in the UK.

Dementia Care

Caring for a person with developing dementia requires specialist understanding. Particularly since the disorder manifests differently in each individual, and symptoms change over time. At Cedars Care Group homes we provide person-centred care. Our professionally trained staff offer residents and their families one-to-one support on what can often be a difficult journey. Find Out More

Some of the information in this section has been sourced from the Alzheimer’s Society website.

Signs & Symptoms of Dementia

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What is Alzheimer's Disease?

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Different types of Dementia

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What to expect in the Early & Middle Stage

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What to expect in the Late Stage

A person in the late stage of dementia will eventually become completely dependant on others, requiring specialist care. As the condition progresses, symptoms will be…

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How is Dementia treated?

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