What is it?
- Dementia isn't a specific disease. Instead, it describes a group of symptoms affecting a person's ability to think and interact socially.
- Memory loss usually occurs in dementia, but memory loss alone doesn't mean you have dementia. Dementia indicates problems with at least two brain functions, such as memory loss along with impaired judgment or language.
How do I recognise it?
Common signs and symptoms include:
- Memory loss
- Difficulty communicating
- Inability to learn or remember new information
- Difficulty with planning and organizing
- Difficulty with coordination and motor functions
- Personality changes
- Inability to reason
- Inappropriate behavior
There are many causes to dementia, and lots of different diseases can cuase it.
- Alzheimer's disease.
- Lewy body dementia.
- Vascular dementia.
- Frontotemporal dementia.
Other disorders linked to dementia
How do you treat it?
Like any disease, even if there is no cure, there is almost always something you can do to manage it and take control. There are three main areas involved in the treatment of any disease:
How do you live with it?
Certain adjustments may be needed to get on with your life, and often, some simple tips and advice can go a long way to making these changes.
When you come to a Lynch's Pharmacy Clinic, we provide you all the necessary information available to make your life more manageable and enable you to better live with your condition.