It seems to me everywhere I look or listen dementia is affecting someone I know, friends, family, colleagues, in the news and media. Dementia is all around, but what does it actually mean? How does it affect people?
Dementia covers a range of illness including Alzheimer and vascular dementia. It often involves memory loss, impaired, reduced or poor cognitive (thinking) functions, communication issues and understanding. It can involve blood vessels and memory pathways in the brain degrading or dying off which means the memories or information stored in our brains isn’t as easy to access as it was or is no longer there at all. This has an impact on the way we interact and understand the world around us.
I’ve attached two lovely informative web-pages for you to look at for more details:
But if you or anyone else you know around Stoke-on-Trent and Newcastle-under-Lyme would like to talk about dementia please do call us at Wright Minds and we will be more than happy to help.