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19/07/2017

What is dementia?

Dementia is not one specific disease, but rather a collection of symptoms caused by any number of conditions that affect the brain. People living with dementia can experience changes in their thinking, behaviour and the ability to perform everyday tasks.

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19/07/2017

How to live well with dementia.

A diagnosis of dementia is a life changing event for a person as well as their friends and family. Dementia can affect all aspects of a person’s life, but it does not mean you have to stop doing the things you love.

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19/07/2017

‘Sundowning’ in a person with dementia

‘Sundowning’ is a term used to describe a pattern of deterioration that can occur to a person living with Dementia over the course of a day. This means that people with various forms of dementia including Alzheimer’s disease are often found to be at their emotional best at earlier points in the day.

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19/07/2017

Dementia and the effect is has on relationships.

As dementia progresses, your relationships are almost certain to change. It is easy to feel isolated and alone if you or someone you care for has dementia. Keeping in contact with others is good for people with dementia because it can help keep them active and stimulated.

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