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Do you actually know what Dementia is?
Dementia is a syndrome associated with an ongoing decline of the brain and its abilities. There are many different types of dementia and some people may present with a combination of types. But regardless of which type of diagnosed you may have, each person will experience their dementia in their own unique way.
What are the types of Dementia?
- Alzheimer’s disease – Most common type of dementia in the UK, it affects you in five main areas – memory, cognitive ability, insight, language and spatial awareness.
- Vascular dementia – Sometimes known as multi-infarct dementia (MID), is the result of small strokes which cause pockets of cell damage in the brain.
- Frontotemporal dementia – A gradual progressive condition which predominantly affects behaviour and personality.
- Dementia with Lewy Bodies – Cognitive impairment can fluctuate and movements are particularly affected, with poor motor control.
- Young onset dementia – Can be particularly problematic and the diagnosis is very often unexpected.
How does Dementia UK Help?
Admiral Nurses are specialist dementia nurses who give expert practical, clinical and emotional support to families living with dementia to help them cope.
- They provide specialist practical advice, and emotional and psychological support from diagnosis to post bereavement, helping sufferers and their families to deal with their feelings and learn coping strategies
- Are the main point of contact, helping to join up different parts of the health and social care system and meeting the sufferers needs in a coordinated way
- Helps to understand dementia and its effects, and the skills to improve how to communicate with someone living with dementia.
Each Admiral Nurse service is operated as a partnership between Dementia UK and a host organisation, which can include the NHS, local authorities, charities and private providers.
Ways you can help: