Home Instead Westminster is very proud about its to contribution to raising awareness about the condition.
We have not only trained our own team of caregivers but we have also been supporting family members and the broader community by providing dementia information sessions and dementia workshops to 500 people over the past 6 months in Westminster, the city of London and Southwark.
What is Dementia
Dementia is caused by a number of diseases that affect the brain. The most common is Alzheimer's but diseases also include vascular dementia, dementia with Lewy bodies and Pick's disease.
Different types of dementia affect the brain at different rates and in different ways, but other things like someone's personal circumstances, the people around them and the environment in which they live, will affect their experience of dementia. Dementia progresses in a way that is unique to each individual.
It is true that more people over 65 have dementia but it is not exclusively an older person's disease; younger people get dementia too.
Five things you need to know about dementia:
• Dementia is not a natural part of the ageing process.
• Dementia is caused by diseases of the brain.
• It is not just about losing your memory.
• It's possible to live well with it.
• There is more to the person than the dementia.