Dementia / Alzheimers
Dementia is the term for a group of specific symptoms, not one specific disease. These symptoms can affect an individual’s thought, behaviour and their capacity to complete daily tasks. There are many forms of dementia, each caused by different disorders that affect the brain. In general, dementia is more common after 65 years of age, however, can affect anyone at any age and is not a normal part of the aging process. Dementia is not commonly inherited however some causes of the disease may be. Many aids are available to assist with the completion of daily tasks and enable the individual to remain independent for as long as possible. The support of families, friends and carers is invaluable and will also enable the individual to manage their dementia with an increased quality of life.