There are more than 520, 000 people in the UK with alzheimers disease. Alzheimers is a progessive disease and gradually over time more parts of the brain become damaged, as this damage progresses more symptoms develop with more severity. The onset of alzheimers is usually mild with symptoms worsening, resulting in the interfereance of dat to day life. Short term memory lapses in the early stages may be noticable, although full memory and recollection of events of long ago may remain.
Problems with reasoning, perception and communication may also be noticable.
As alzheimers progresses, problems with memory loss, communication, reasoning and orientation become more profound. The person will need more day to day support from those who care for them.
Challening behaviour, disturbed sleep patterns and hallucinations are all symptoms which are greatly distressing.
Previously known as post-stroke dementia. Less commen as a sole cause of dementia than Alzheimers, only accounting for around 10% of dementia cases. Early onset more commonly related to impaired judgement, inability to make decisions as opposed to memory loss.
Demetia with lewy bodies (DLB)
(DLB) Symptoms often are memory loss and thinking problems commen with alzheimers although sleep disturbances, visual hallucinations and muscle rigidity present themselves.
In mixed demetia abnormalities linked to more than one type of dementia occur simultanesouly in the brain. Studies suggest that mixed demetia is more commen than previously thought.
A progressive brain disorder caused by a single chromosome defect.
Symptoms cover involuntary movement, depression, diminished reasoninig and also irratability.
Caring for dementia patients
Early diagnosis is of paramount importance for demetia sufferers. Drug therapies can be implemented and individual care plans actioned with involvement of the individual. Decisions about long term care can be made with the patient whilst they are still able to make informed decisions and choices for their future.
Here at ucare services we actively encourage involvement in care planning, maintaining independance and offering flexability with individual care.
Acute mental health
Psychiatric problems can be successfully treated within the right environment. 1 in 4 people suffer from mental health disorders whether it may be within a hospital environment or in the community through home care. Workshops or day care therapy here onsite with ucare.