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HOW TO OVERCOME DEMENTIA

The brain is the most complex structure of the human body which is also the most important organ of your body. While we agree to the fact that the brain cannot feel pain by itself, however, it can cause a lot of damage if it gets affected due to dementia. Look at some of the valuable information on Dementia.

Let us explain what Dementia is!

A collection of symptoms that are caused by disorders affecting the brain. It cannot be described as a single disease; it affects a person’s thinking, behaviour and the ability to perform tasks.

 

Understand what happens when you get dementia? 

A person’s both social and work life gets affected due to changes in the functioning of the brain. It creates an inability to perform a general routined task as an outcome of diminished cognitive thinking. Moreover, there are multiple conditions that produce symptoms resembles dementia. Such as brain tumours, depression, infections, meditation clashes or overmedication, some vitamin and hormone deficiencies. 

 

Now, let’s look at who can get Dementia?

Usually, dementia is found in the older generation. Although it is rare to occur on someone belong 65, someone younger could get it too which is regarded as younger onset dementia. People in their 40s and 50s get it too. Basically, the risk increases with the increasing age. It affects each person differently. 

 

Understand what it can cause.

Suffering from it can seem hard as one may find it difficult to solve problems, have control over their emotions. They may be in a situation that causes personality changes, agitation, delusions or hallucinations.

Dementia gradually progresses through the brain and the symptoms affect the person as it becomes worse with time. Hence, it is advisable to get a medical diagnosis immediately after learning about its existence. Ensure that the person can be treated correctly while in a curable condition. 

 

Recognise the symptoms at an early stage!

It can be difficult to recognise as they are pretty subtle and vague. It might take a while to recognise. However, here are some common ones:

  • Progressive and frequent memory loss
  • Confusion
  • Personality change
  • Apathy and withdrawal
  • Loss of ability to perform everyday tasks.

Friends, family and health professionals can make one with dementia feel safe and secure. 

Take precaution before it’s too late!

A safety plan is particularly important for a disease like this. Certain things cannot be neglected. Obesity, high blood pressure, diabetes and high cholesterol are risk factors for dementia. Studies have shown that people with one of these conditions in their midlife are about twice as likely on average to develop dementia in their later life. The risk can be increased if you have more than one of these conditions.

Effective treatments are available and so are caregivers. Ask experts if, in doubt, Lotus HealthCare takes care of a lot of people with difficulties including dementia. We are here for you to provide with our best services. Lotus HealthCare is an approved NDIS provider. Our friendly team will help you to understand and open up the NDIS for you and your family To know more contact us.