What is dementia?
Dementia is not a specific disease but is rather a general term for the impaired ability to remember, to think or to make decisions that interfere with doing everyday activities. Alzheimer’s disease is the most common type of dementia. Although dementia mostly affects older adults, it is not a part of normal aging.
What are the signs and symptoms of dementia?
Dementia is a general term and its symptoms can vary widely from person to person. People with dementia have problems with:
Reasoning, judgment and problem solving
Visual perception beyond typical age-related changes in vision
Signs that may point to dementia include:
Getting lost in a familiar neighbourhood
Using unusual words to refer to familiar objects
Forgetting the name of a close family member or friend
Forgetting old memories
Not being able to complete tasks independently
If you would like to know about developments and research in the field of dementia you can visit the Alzheimer's Research website using the button below.
There is a world renown centre for dementia research on our doorstep. The Cardiff hub of the UK Dementia Research Institute's objective is "From gene to function: hunting for new treatment targets across Alzheimer's, Parkinson's and Huntington's disease."
Here are some useful YouTube sites
10 Early Signs of Dementia https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CJ1tEtrPQzg
Tips for talking with your doctor https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JWIPEXF3kGw
Treatments for dementia https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GQznQMAi8E0
Dementia: The Causes https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=49Z2Qsa2rUY
How does a person with dementia see the world? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q_sWiwI3yP0
What is dementia? https://youtu.be/nLdLfmFzLSo
Bookcase Analogy https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WQ9uSR22qkI