Dementia is an overall term that describes a wide range of symptoms associated with a decline in memory or other thinking skills severe enough to reduce a person's ability to perform everyday activities.
There are many different forms of dementia and each has its own causes. The most common types of dementia are Alzheimer's Disease, Vascular dementia, Parkinson's disease, Dementia with Lewy bodies, Fronto Temporal Lobar Degeneration (FTLD), Huntington's disease, Alcohol related dementia (Korsakoff's syndrome) and Creutzfeldt-Jacob disease.
Alzheimer's Disease is the major cause of dementia and is associated primarily with loss of memory. But, both Alzheimer's Disease and the other causes of dementia have symptoms that not only involve memory, but also difficulty in recalling words, planning and organizing, and mood swings.
Once diagnosed with dementia – there is no cure. However, there is no shortage of care for clients, their family and their carers.
At Oxley Home Care, we believe the best approach to dementia care is to support families living with the condition with dignity and unsurpassed care, helping loved ones maintain a high quality of life.
In addition, Oxley Home Care’s respite support allows carers to rest and re-energise with peace of mind, on a regular basis.
To find out more about getting the right support and care for a family member with dementia, contact Oxley Home Care on 1800 221 039.