5 things to know about dementia

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Here, in this piece of article, we are going to discuss with you 5 things that you must know about dementia. Unlike what you may believe, dementia is not just memory loss and is not a part of aging at all. These are the common misconceptions about dementia. This is why we decided to share with you some of the points about Dementia that you must know about before going for a dementia care course with us at Western Community College.

Things you must know about dementia

Let’s begin the list now.

  1. Not a natural part of aging
  2. It is a disease that occurs before of issues in the brain
  3. Not just about losing memory
  4. Maintaining a lifestyle is still possible
  5. Stages of Dementia you must know about

We are going to discuss each of these points one by one for your understanding. Let’s go.

  1. Not a natural part of aging

Most people have a misconception of believing that dementia is a part of natural aging. This is not right. Dementia is not just forgetting names once in a while, which we believe all of us face sometimes. It is much more serious. The memory problem is just one symptom of the problem. There are many more issues and symptoms of this condition which most people are unaware of.

Some of these symptoms are –

i) Problem in planning

ii) Unable to process things and understand them

iii) Inability to keep up with the conversation

iv) Mood and behavioral fluctuations

All these are the symptoms of dementia.

This is a medical condition and is not a part of aging at all. So, please understand that it is a medical condition and not aging. 

  1. It is a disease that occurs before of issues in the brain

The second thing that you need to know about this problem of dementia is that it is a disease like Alzheimer’s. In fact, there are different types of dementia that occur because of damaged parts of the brain. These are –

i) Vascular dementia

ii) Mixed dementia

iii) dementia with Lewy bodies

iv) Frontotemporal dementia

This is the kind of disease that starts slowly and progresses over time becoming more and more critical.

  1. Not just about losing memory

Another thing that you need to know before becoming or enrolling for our dementia care course is that it is not all about losing memory. As we mentioned before as well that memory loss is just one symptom of this disease. In the 1st point, you will be able to see some other symptoms caused by dementia.

  1. Maintaining a lifestyle is still possible

Although dementia has no cure, still through proper treatment and care patients can maintain a good lifestyle for themselves. There are many treatments for this problem depending on the type of dementia the patient is suffering from. Some of these are cognitive stimulations, sharing and reminding of memories, keeping the mind active through various activities, and more.

  1. Stages of Dementia you must know about

There are 7 different stages of Dementia which are –

Stage 1 – No Cognitive decline

Stage 2 – Very mild cognitive decline

Stage 3 – Mild cognitive decline

Stage 4 – Moderate cognitive decline

Stage 5 – Moderately sewer cognitive decline

Stage 6 – Severe cognitive decline

Stage 7 – Very severe cognitive decline

For every stage, there is a unique set of directions we provide to the caretakers. All this is covered under our course.

These are a few points that you must consider before enrolling for the dementia care course with us at Western Community college. We will help you understand the problem in-depth and nurture you to take care of dementia patients as best as you can.

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