Dementia & Alzheimers

Tom James and Christine Smith were the speakers at August 3rds meeting of the Club - the photograph shows them with President Peter.  They shared with members information about dementia and Alzheimers and explained various misconceptions.  There are many types of dementia - in the region of 100 - although the most common form is Alzheimers.  All types of dementia are progressive - the symptoms will get worse over time.

Five things everyone should know about dementia:

  1. its not a natural part of the ageing process.
  2. its caused by diseases of the brain.  The most common of these is Alzheimers.
  3. its not just about loing your memory - it can effect thinking, communicating and doing everyday tasks.
  4. its possible to live well with dementia.
  5. there's more to a person than the dementia.

For more information about dementia follow this link to alzheimers.org.uk.