The word dementia describes a set of symptoms which can include memory loss and difficulties with thinking, problem-solving or language. It’s caused when the brain is damaged by diseases such as Alzheimer’s disease or a series of strokes. Alzheimer’s disease is the most common cause of dementia, but not the only one. There’s lots of research into treatments including drug development, vaccines and other medical solutions.
What are the most common symptoms
Different people experience dementia differently. Someone with dementia may have problems with some of the following:
- Remembering a recent event
- They may find it difficult to concentrate, solve problems, or carry out a sequence of tasks such as cooking a meal
- Language-for example difficulty following a conversation or finding the right word to use in a conversation.
- They may have a problem judging distances (such as on stairs) and visualising objects in three dimensions.
Dementia Friends Information Sessions are now being held in Marlow and we would be delighted if you could attend one.
Please contact us for more information or to book a place at one of the sessions.
To find out more, offer your support or just communicate with the MMDF Committee, please kindly pass over your details below and we shall make contact with you.