Dementia Care At Hilton Brook House

About Dementia

Dementia can be an emotional journey and moving into full-time care may be a hard decision for the resident and their family.

Ensuring a care home has the right facilities, skills and approach to support people whose lives are changed by dementia are paramount. Ensuring that one family feels confident that their parent or family member is in good hands is paramount.

What is Dementia?

Dementia is a broad term for a number of neurological conditions including:

  • Vascular dementia
  • Alzheimer’s
  • Lewy Body Dementia

It isn’t a natural part of the ageing process but as people are living longer the risks of dementia increase.

Symptoms are brought on by physical changes to the brain that are unique to each individual.


Typical early signs of dementia

Identifying the early signs of dementia can be vital to diagnosing and preventing the illness.

With Alzheimer’s being the most common type, seeking medical help and implementing relevant treatments can help slow down the progression and provide a better quality of life for a longer amount of time.

This is beneficial not only to the person but to the family as well. If you feel that your loved one or friend shows any typical signs of dementia we would recommend you consult a medical professional.

Typical indications of dementia

  • Losing the ability to learn new tasks
  • Hard to get used to physical or sensory changes.
  • General activities are harder to perform than before, i.e. getting dressed, washed, making a cup of tea or holding certain conservations.
  • Reduced ability to recall recent conservations or events and finding it harder to remember things.

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