Did you know? .....
- It is predicted there will be more than 850,000 people in the UK with Alzheimer's disease in 2015 and 1 million by 2025 – Alzheimer's society UK.
- Over 40,000 people under the age of 65 have Alzheimer's – Alzheimer's society UK
- It is more common in women. 67% is in women and 55% in men – Patient.co.uk. Both over and under 65 can have Alzheimer's.
- “We need incentives and organisations to work together to solve this disease. It is a common disease but it’s spread faster than expected. , so its important we are prepared. – Dr Edd Shroff, Sheffield University.
In dementia, some of these brain cells become damaged and die. As a result, the brain doesn’t work as well as it used to; simple messages do not get through therefore individuals become forgetful and can become confused by their surroundings. Symptoms include:
–Confusion with emotions
Alzheimer's is a form of Dementia. Alzheimer’s is a progressive disease, which means that gradually, over time, more parts of the brain are damaged. As this happens, the symptoms become more severe. Symptoms include:
–Forgetfulness. E.g. Appointments, recent events & places
–Lack or decline in confidence
–Developing difficulties in carrying out everyday activities
Do you know a loved one or someone who needs care help in Dementia? Are you seeing the symptoms shown above drastically increasing with someone you know or with yourself?
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