Understanding Dementia

Dementia is a term that is used to describe a collection of symptoms including memory loss, problems with reasoning, perception and communication skills. It also leads to a reduction in a person’s abilities and skills in carrying out routine activities such as washing, dressing and cooking.

The most common types are: Alzheimer’s disease, Vascular dementia, Fronto-temporal dementia and Dementia with Lewy bodies. All are progressive conditions, which means symptoms are likely to get worse over time. The progression will vary from person to person.

Often when living or caring with someone with dementia it is better to enter their version of reality rather than trying to convince them of ours. A resident with some form of dementia must not be forced to conform to our daily pattern of life. Concepts of time and normal routines will be lost. You will often see a different person than the one you recognise from the past.

 

 

Care Services
Victoria Residential Care
Victoria Residential Care

Victoria unit is a residential unit which means that residents do not need nursing...

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Alexandra Residential Early Dementia Care
Alexandra Residential Early Dementia Care

Alexandra unit is a residential unit which means that residents do not need nursing...

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Terraces General Nursing Care
Terraces General Nursing Care

Terraces unit cares for residents with general nursing needs. The unit offers 24 hour...

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Constance Nursing Dementia Care
Constance Nursing Dementia Care

Constance unit cares for residents with dementia who also need the input of a...

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Margaret General Nursing Care
Margaret General Nursing Care

We care for the resident with general nursing needs without dementia.

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Garden Wing Nursing Dementia
Garden Wing Nursing Dementia

We care for residents with dementia who also need the input of a registered nurse...

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