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Dementia with Lewy bodies (DLB)

Probably the most commonly known  cause of dementia. In people with Alzheimer’s disease, the chemistry and structure of the brain changes, leading to the death of brain cells.  The most common  journey with Alzheimer's is a slow decline, rather than a rapid one.  Medication is available which can also slow down the progression of the disease.  The earlier the diagnosis, the more effective the medication.

Dementia Support

From the first few days after your diagnosis right through your journey with Dementia we can offer support for you and your family including information and advice as well as a designated advocate who will be there for you every step of the way. The services we offer are not only practical, but delivered with a caring and emotionally supportive attitude.

We can deliver this service over the phone or arrange a home visit during which we can talk you through what is happening and what to do next.

Mild cognitive impairment (MCI)

This is a type of dementia that shares common symptoms with both Alzheimer's disease and Parkinson's disease. DLB can be diagnosed wrongly and is often mistaken for Alzheimer's disease.

What is Dementia?  

Pick's disease

Korsakoff's syndrome is a brain disorder that is commonly associated with heavy drinking over a long period. Although strictly speaking this is not a dementia type illness, many  people with the condition experience loss of short term memory.  Sufferer’s of Korsakoff’s often demonstrate challenging behaviours and paranoia.

Pick's Disease

This is a relatively new term, and is used to describe people who have some problems with their memory but do not actually have dementia.




What is Dementia?

Dementia is a word which describes a symptom, rather than a disease.. There are many different types of dementia although some are far more common than others. Everyone’s journey with dementia is different, and this is why our services are tailored to the individual.  

The more common dementia type illnesses are described below, but it is important to remember that all symptoms may not affect everyone the same. 

Korsakoff's Syndrome

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This kind of dementia is caused by the diminishing or cutting off of the  blood supply to brain cells The symptoms of vascular dementia can occur either suddenly, following a stroke, or over time, through a series of small strokes. There are of course other ways that the brain may not receive the pressure or blood supply it requires. Sufferers of vascular dementia tend to deteriorate in steps.  These can be small steps, or larger ones.  Infections, falls, stress and fatigue can all contribute to progression of the illness.  

This is  a type of frontotemporal dementia, and is a rare neurodegenerative disease that causes progressive destruction of nerve cells in the brain. Common symptoms include dementia and loss of language.

Mild cognitive impairment (MCI)

Vascular Dementia