Behind Alzheimer’s Disease, vascular dementia is the next most frequent cause of dementia. This condition occurs due to micro bleeding and the blockage of blood vessels in the brain.
‘Mixed dementia’ occurs when people experience symptoms of multiple dementia types. Other conditions can cause symptoms of dementia, including thyroid issues and vitamin deficiencies. These conditions are usually reversible.
CARING FOR FAMILY MEMBERS WITH DEMENTIA
Caring for a loved one who has dementia can be challenging and stressful. When a family member is diagnosed with this condition, the effect on your whole family can be overwhelming. However, with the right support, it can be made much easier and often rewarding. As well as helping them with everyday tasks such as shopping or walking the dog, they may also need assistance with eating, drinking and personal care such as using the toilet and washing.
In the early stages of dementia, most people can enjoy life much as they did before their diagnosis. However, as their symptoms get worse, they will require increasing assistance and support.