Dementia is a term used to describe a group of symptoms that affects memory, thinking and social abilities.
According to many online sites, there are several early signs of Dementia which include the following:
- Memory loss
- Thinking speed
- Loss of interest
- Management of emotions
Studies note that Dementia can affect 1 in 14 people over the age of 65.
Types of Dementia can include:
- Lewy Body
Dementia is caused by damage or loss of nerve cells and their connections in the brain. It is not a single disease it is an overall term. Some risk factors for dementia cannot be changed such as age and genetics.
If a family member has been diagnosed with Dementia, Neuro Case Management can assist in determining whether they still retain capacity as they move forward by completing a Mental Capacity Report. This may need to be completed on an annual basis as the Client’s condition deteriorates. If Mental Capacity is not confirmed this will allow a trusted individual to organise an LPA with a Family Solicitor if required to ensure the Client’s health and wellbeing are maintained.