Dementia Care

Researchers continue to search for ways to better treat progressive dementias

Care_Options_Image3Dementia is the term used to describe the symptoms of a large group of illnesses which cause a progressive decline in a person’s functioning. It is a broad term used to describe a loss of memory, intellect, rationality, social skills and physical functioning. Dementia can happen to anybody, but it is more common after the age of 65.

Dementia can influence a person’s behaviour including wandering, depression, anxious or agitated states, aggression, hallucinations and false ideas, and loss of inhibition. Although these can be upsetting, there are many strategies that may help. The following websites contain information about ‘Caring for someone with dementia’

MyAgedCare Website
Alzeimers Australia