Living with Dementia
Dementia is the term given to a collection of symptoms that contribute to various different brain disorders. The various symptoms are caused by disease or physical injury to the brain and make up the progressive condition known as Dementia. Dementia can be difficult to diagnose, particularly in its early stages, because of the many different symptoms that can occur. Effects of Dementia can differ with each person. Individuals may experience the progressive effects of dementia in different ways, with varying degrees.
Alzheimers Disease, Vascular Dementia, Dementia with Lewy Bodies, Korsakoffs Syndrome, Frontotemporal Lobar Degeneration (FTLD), and Dementia Pugilistica are some of the most common types of conditions that can make up a diagnosis of dementia. It is important to determine the type of dementia present so appropriate treatment for the individual can be provided.
Whatever type of Dementia you have been diagnosed with, you will need to make adjustments to your lifestyle to ensure you keep safe, healthy and happy. The information in these sections of the website, (with the blue banner to the left), should help you achieve this.