“Dementia describes a collection of symptoms that are caused by disorders affecting the brain. It is not one specific disease. Dementia affects thinking, behaviour and the ability to perform everyday tasks. Brain function is affected enough to interfere with the person’s normal social or working life.”
“Dementia affects close to half a million Australians. That number is set to double in the next 25 years. Many Australians will start experiencing the impact of Dementia amongst their own family and friends in the coming years.”
Whilst dementia is most prevalent in older adults; It is not a normal part of ageing. The early signs of Dementia can be very subtle (progressive memory loss, confusion, personality change, apathy, withdrawal). And may only be fully recognised with the benefit of hindsight.
Whilst there are no specific treatments to prevent or cure Dementia, human relationships, support, connectedness, enabling environments & maintaining general health are some of the keys to a person with a dementia diagnosis living well. It is also incredibly important that people caring for people with Dementia are well supported.
There are so many potential challenges associated with caring for someone with Dementia; physical, emotional, practical, financial, social, familial.
Prepare a “Treasure Chest of Memories” before the hard days of the future come. Include photographs, souvenirs, newspaper clippings, objects with special meaning, and even perfumes that act as a kind of external memory for them.
Talking about a patient’s favourite music and songs of the past or memorable memories of the past can bring back some of their backgrounds and provide a platform for social interaction and mindfulness.
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