People with dementia should be supported to live fulfilled and positive lives and to reach their potential wherever they choose to live or during their journey through the health and social care system.
The need for excellence in care for people with dementia should be paramount for all practitioners.The changes experienced by people with dementia when entering a new environment, or the impact of ill health or a traumatic life event, can often manifest themselves in changes in behaviours or distress. Understanding the and recognising the consequences of dementia are crucial to how we treat people and manage the disease.
Dementia describes a clinical syndrome in which the brain fails to function, it used to be called brain failure in the same way as people talk about heart failure, liver failure or kidney failure.
Symptoms can vary from person to person. some of these symptom may include:
Dementia is a progressive condition, and the main causes are Alzheimer's disease (about 60 per cent) and vascular dementia (about 25 per cent) with the combination of two being common.Other less common causes includes lewy body dementia in which symptom of Parkinson's disease are present and frontal.
Its is important to get the right diagnosis so that appropriate treatments and help can be given. if you worried about your health or someone else's you should talk to your GP.
If your GP suspects dementia, they may refer you to memory clinic or another specialist clinic., You will asked about your symptoms and medical history and may have a physical check-up and memory test. They may also send you for other test including brain scans and blood tests. Together these tests will help to identify the problems in thinking and function and the likely cause.
Palliative care and hospice care is the active holistic care of clients with advanced progressive illness.
Elderly care at home is the fulfillment of the special needs and requirement that are unique to individuals.