Recognising dementia

Dementia is the term used to describe a group of symptoms that affect brain functionality. Symptoms may include:

  • Memory loss
  • Language/communication trouble
  • Difficulty carrying out daily tasks
  • Mood or behavioural changes, including aggression.

Dementia affects each individual differently, it can however become so severe that it impairs everyday life and independent function. Depending on the cause, some dementia symptoms may be reversible. Dementia isn't a specific disease, but it is made up different diseases.

Alzheimer's disease is the most common type of dementia. Symptoms of Alzheimer's disease include disorientation, and withdrawal from friends and family.

At C&C, we specialise in supporting residents with dementia across our four care homes. With our approach to care, we help residents with dementia to thrive. More information and guidance on dementia can be found via Dementia UK.

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