Dementia is not a specific disease. It’s an overall term that describes a group of symptoms associated with a decline in memory or other thinking skills, severe enough to reduce a person’s ability to perform everyday activities. Alzheimer’s disease accounts for 60 to 80 percent of cases. Vascular dementia, which occurs after a stroke, is the second most common dementia type. But there are, however, many other conditions that can cause symptoms of dementia, including some that are reversible, such as thyroid problems and vitamin deficiencies. Dementia is often incorrectly referred to as “senility” or “senile dementia,” which reflects the formerly widespread but incorrect belief that serious mental decline is a normal part of aging.
When a family has a loved one diagnosed or if someone is worried that they are at risk of being diagnosed, the first thing they will start to look for is dementia health and information services. Livewell are pioneers in dementia and Alzheimer’s care and through the years of caring for people with dementia, put together many dementia health and information services resources. Here are some of those resources that we have made available to you and your family:
Dementia health and information services
- Download our Free Fact Sheet
- Watch our online Wellness Talks
- Join a private dementia Facebook support group
- Read our blog
- Subscribe to our newsletter
If you need more dementia health and information services information, speak to one of our trained family advisors today.