The best clocks for people with dementia

Losing track of time is one of the early symptoms of dementia. Whether it’s a missed doctor’s appointment or a frantic phone call about whether they’ve had lunch, losing track of time can be a distressing experience for your loved one. Fortunately, there are a number of tools that can help your loved one keep …

Can you drive with dementia?

Driving with dementia
Driving is a complex skill that requires concentration, coordination, patience and an ability to remember routes. The brain damage of dementia will increasingly affect your capacity to drive and to safely cope with the tests and trials on the road. Eventually, all people with dementia will have to stop driving, however, dementia is a progressive …

What is frontotemporal dementia?

Dementia develops when there is progressive damage to the brain. Frontotemporal dementia is the term used to describe a number of different conditions, in which particular areas of the brain are affected leading to characteristic personality and behavioural changes. Frontotemporal dementia is also known as Pick’s disease or frontal lobe dementia The name refers to …

What is dementia with Lewy bodies?

What is dementia with Lewy bodies?
Dementia isn’t a single disease, the word describes a set of symptoms that includes problems with memory, reasoning, communication and problem solving. Many people think that dementia and Alzheimer’s disease are the same thing, but Alzheimer’s is only one of many causes of dementia. As many as ten to fifteen percent of people affected may …

What is mixed dementia?

Although people tend to use the terms dementia and Alzheimer’s disease interchangeably, there are many different causes for the brain damage associated with the condition. Repeated small strokes, Parkinson’s disease and metabolic disorders like diabetes or thyroid disease can also cause a decline in the ability to think, remember, communicate and reason, that are typical …

Can dementia be cured?

dementia cure
Frustratingly, medical science has so far been unable to find a cure for dementia. The truth is that there is unlikely to be a single ‘silver bullet’ to treat the condition because the brain damage of dementia is caused by many different diseases. However, research is continuing aimed at reducing risk factors, slowing down the …

How is dementia diagnosed?

What causes dementia?
Problems with memory don’t always mean Alzheimer’s, so how can you tell if someone you love has dementia? When a relative is becoming forgetful, confused and withdrawn, you may suspect dementia, but how can you know for sure that they have been affected by the condition? There’s no single test to diagnose dementia. Instead, dementia …

What qualifications should carers have?

There are many things to consider when you are placing someone you love in the care of another person. Carers come from different backgrounds and have different levels of training, experience and qualifications. It can be reassuring to see letters after their name, but are certificates, diplomas or degrees necessary for the very best standard …

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