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Dementia and Alzheimer’s Advice

Dementia is not a disease but rather an umbrella term for a range of progressive conditions that affect the brain’s function. It is not a normal part of aging and is caused when a disease damages nerve cells in the brain. Alzheimer’s is the most common form of dementia.
Living with Dementia or Alzheimer’s can be a frightening experience for all involved alongside being a lonely and stressful experience for the induvial. Changes to routines, environment etc can often make the condition seem worse, therefore in home care is the preferred option over residential care as this continues to secure the care in familiar surroundings

Alzheimer’s Disease

Alzheimer’s is the most common form of dementia and is a physical disease that affects the brain. It is thought to be caused by abnormal deposits of protein in the brain. Alzheimer’s is a progressive disease which means more parts of the brain are damaged over time.

Vascular Dementia

Vascular Dementia is the second most common form of dementia. It occurs when the brain is damaged as a result of reduced blood flow to the brain.

Dementia with Lewy bodies (DLB)

DLB is a less common form of dementia and is caused by Lewy Body Disease. This disease involves tiny clumps of proteins known as Lewy bodies appearing in the nerve cells of the brain. It is closely related to both Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s disease and is often misdiagnosed.

Frontotemporal dementia (FTD)

FTC is also known as Pick’s disease or frontal lobe dementia. With this type of dementia, the nerve cells in the frontal and temporal lobes of the brain are damaged.

Our Dementia Care Packages

New Age Care offers a range of packages that are tailored to meet the needs of the individual to ensure a full and independent life can continue. If circumstances change then our care team will be able to personalise the offering to fit better. New Age Care staff have a wide range of experience alongside 40 years’ experience which can feed into the care provided.

Dementia Friends (Alzheimer’s Society)

Alzheimer’s Society’s Dementia Friends program is the biggest ever initiative to change people’s perceptions of dementia. It aims to transform the way the nation thinks, acts, and talks about the condition. They offer face-to-face information sessions, online videos, and support, alongside small ways that you can help.

To get in touch with Dementia Friends, use their online ‘contact us’ form on the website.

Alzheimer’s Research UK

Alzheimer's Research UK is a dementia research charity in the United Kingdom. Their website can also provide more information with regards to information about brain health and Tips to use to make it healthier.
If you have a question about dementia or dementia research, Alzheimer’s Research UK provide a phone number for these. 0330 111 5555

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