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Dementia Care and Repair

Dementia Care and Repair

Posted on October 23, 2018 By Shreya Prabhu

Dementia Care and Repair

What is exactly dementia?

According to the article, “Definitions of dementia and predementia stated in Alzheimer’s disease and vascular cognitive impairment: consensus from the Canadian conference on the diagnosis of dementia”, dementia is typically defined as, “a clinical syndrome of cognitive decline that is sufficiently severe to interfere with social or occupational functioning.” (Chertkow, et al., 2013)

 

Why does dementia happen?

Dementia is usually caused by degeneration in the cerebral cortex, the part of the brain responsible for thoughts, memories, actions, and personality. Death of brain cells in this region leads to the cognitive impairments that characterize dementia.

 

How can dementia be prevented?

It is important to focus on the prevention of Dementia in the early stages of life. According to the article, “Reducing risk of dementia in Older Age”, “There are three main areas of focus in the prevention of dementia, and they are

  1. lifestyle habits,
  2. medical conditions
  3. mental and social well-being”. (Sabayan & Farzaneh, 2017)

As discussed in this paper, an individual can lower their chances of getting dementia at the early stages of life and following a healthy balanced diet along with it.

 

What kind of care is provided for people with dementia?

At this moment, awareness about dementia and proper education about how to take care of people suffering from dementia is a good way to reduce the risks of it. More importantly, to stay curious, learn new things and always engaging in activities which makes one productive. It is also important to stay active socially and have healthy habits. Spending good quality time socially and learning new things can help to avoid the risks of getting dementia.

 

What does Irish HomeCare offer in term of dementia care?

Irish Homecare offers dementia care all around Ireland. With Irish Homecare’s support, people with Dementia can maintain their independence and safety in familiar surroundings with therapy, companionship and help with day-to-day tasks. Irish Homecare offers specialised services and qualified carers who have specialised training in Dementia care and awareness. Irish Homecare offers personalised services to clients according to their specifications.

Irish Homecare’s service is developed in conjunction with the client, their family and their medical team to ensure their particular needs are met.

You can contact us to seek a free consultation or call us to know more

 

Call us at: 0818 776 361

 

Or email us at: info@irishhomecare.ie

 

 

 

References
  • Chertkow, H., Feldman, H. H., Jocova, C. & Massoud, F., 2013. Definitions of dementia and predementia states in Alzheimer’s disease and vascular cognitive impairment: consensus from Canadian conference on the diagnosis of dementia. Alzheimer’s Research and Therapy, 8.
  • Sabayan, B. & Farzaneh, S., 2017. Reducing the risk of dementia in Older Age. [Online]
    Available at: https://jamanetwork.com/journals/jama/fullarticle/2626575
    [Accessed 2018].