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Dementia care


There are several types of Dementia with the common one being Alzheimer that affects about 60% of Dementia sufferers. Dementia affects different parts of the brain that deal with speech or memory. individual symptoms differ depending on which type of Dementia affecting the individual.

individuals affected by Alzheimer’s may have trouble making sense of orientation, place or time. some may become aggressive and may need continuous assurances as they may quickly get confused and distressed. they can find it difficult to make sense of things around them, distinguishing between hot and cold which puts them at high risk of harming themselves unaware. They may lack sense of touch or sense becoming weaker, dropping things on floor or finding it difficult to carry out daily tasks or fiddly tasks like doing buttons on their clothes.

Dementia  mostly progresses in the following stages but may differ in individuals:

DEMENTIA STAGES

STAGE 1. Will appear normal and can cover up lapses.

STAGE 2. Forgets certain things but can carry out daily tasks and activities of daily living.

STAGE 3. Difficult to work out things, becomes anxious and family becomes aware of changes.

STAGE 4. Deterioration in ability count, finds travelling confusing and difficult and can no longer manage  their own affairs.

STAGE 5. Needs help with dressing.

STAGE 6. May be incontinent or needing help with toileting, eating. may be disoriented or forget identity

STAGE 7. Incontinence,, needs feeding,  motor stiffness, severe loss of speech and total disorientation.

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