Knowing the signs of Dementia
There are currently 850,000 people in the UK suffering from Dementia and numbers are predicted to rise to one million by the year 2025.
We have been providing care for people with Dementia for many years and our staff have all received extensive training in Dementia awareness. They’re able to recognise the signs and symptoms of Dementia very quickly.
If you’re not too sure what the early signs of the disease are, then we have put together some things to look out for should you be worried about yourself or a friend or family member.
- Some of the major signs of Dementia are memory loss, confusion and disorientation on a regular basis. In particular if it upsets the day-to-day living of a person
- Difficulty with tasks that require organisation and planning
- Behaviour and mood changes – people with Dementia may start acting out of character and may suffer from noticeable mood swings, sometimes becoming aggressive
- Trouble with communication – Dementia can make it hard for people to communicate. They may have trouble finding the right words and may repeat things.
If you recognise any of these symptoms in yourself or a friend or loved-one, then seek advice from a doctor.
If you want to find out more about our Dementia care services, you can do so here.