Articles related to Dementia

What causes dementia?

When doctors talk about dementia, they’re referring to a set of symptoms, not a disease with a specific cause. People with dementia struggle with memory and reasoning. The key symptoms of the condition are forgetfulness and difficulties with thinking, language and problem solving. Dementia tends to be progressive, meaning it gets worse over time. In …

Treatment of Dementia

The treatment of Dementia Whether it’s caused by Alzheimer’s or vascular disease, a diagnosis of Dementia can make the future seem bleak. Although medical science still hasn’t discovered a cure for the condition, there is now a much greater understanding of Dementia and the treatment of Dementia. Medications, lifestyle modifications and management can all make …

/ 17 Nov, 2017

Dementia Tax Explained

The ‘dementia tax’ refers to the added expense for dementia patients and their families, who are often required to pay for long-term care with little or no support from the government. What is dementia tax? The term “dementia tax” was coined long before the Tory manifesto was released to the public this year. The Alzheimer’s Society …

How are Parkinson’s and Dementia Related?

Dementia is a comorbidity of Parkinson’s, which means that the damage caused to the brain through Parkinson’s, can cause dementia.  How are Parkinson’s and dementia related? Parkinson’s and dementia are two of the most common degenerative neurological conditions in this country, affecting many thousands of people. However, there are a lot of myths and misunderstandings …

Vascular Dementia

Vascular dementia is caused by an interruption to the blood supply to the brain, usually caused by a number of small strokes, not by Alzheimer’s disease. Vascular dementia Many people use the terms dementia and Alzheimer’s Disease interchangeably, but Alzheimer’s is not the only cause of dementia. As many as one in five people affected …

Exercise and Dementia

Exercise helps with almost every long term condition; it can reduce the likelihood of developing dementia and the progress of Alzheimer’s. Exercise and dementia Physical activity can improve the health of mind, body and spirit, and there’s evidence that exercise can protect against dementia. Research is confirming that staying active may help those affected by dementia …

Alzheimer’s Treatment

There is no single Alzheimer’s treatment, but regular brain training, social stimulation, keeping to regular routines, and maintaining a healthy diet can all help to slow the decline. Alzheimer’s Treatment Sadly, there is still no known cure for Alzheimer’s Disease, but scientific advances have improved our understanding of the condition. New Alzheimer’s treatments are being developed, and …