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Dementia service


At Retain Healthcare we know how important the right care and support is for people with dementia or dementia related conditions.

At Retain Healthcare, we recognise the profound impact that dementia and related conditions can have on individuals and their families. That is why we are dedicated to providing tailored care and support that meets the unique needs of each person we support. Our highly skilled team understands the importance of flexibility in care, as dementia can present different challenges on a day-to-day basis. Through collaborative partnerships with you or your loved one, we develop comprehensive support plans that prioritise your preferences and goals for the present and future.

In partnership with you or your loved one, we co-produce a comprehensive support plan for the present and future, ensuring that your preferences are not only acknowledged but also passionately advocated at every juncture.

To show our commitment, we provide our staff with specialised dementia training and condition-specific education. This ensures that our team possesses the precise skills and expertise required to facilitate individuals with dementia in living well at home for an extended period.

Dementia is an umbrella term used to describe a range of progressive neurological disorders that affect cognitive functions such as memory, reasoning, judgment, and language. There are several types of dementia, each with its own distinct characteristics and underlying causes. Some of the most common types of dementia include:

Different types of Dementia

  1. Alzheimer's Disease: Alzheimer's disease is the most common type of dementia, accounting for the majority of cases. It is characterised by the gradual deterioration of brain cells, leading to memory loss, confusion, difficulty with language, and changes in behavior and personality.

  2. Vascular Dementia: Vascular dementia occurs when there is a reduction in blood flow to the brain, often due to conditions such as stroke or small vessel disease. Symptoms may include problems with reasoning, planning, judgment, and memory, which can vary depending on the location and extent of brain damage.

  3. Lewy Body Dementia (LBD): Lewy body dementia is characterized by the presence of abnormal protein deposits (Lewy bodies) in the brain. It shares symptoms with both Alzheimer's disease and Parkinson's disease, including cognitive fluctuations, visual hallucinations, movement disorders, and sleep disturbances.

  4. Frontotemporal Dementia (FTD): Frontotemporal dementia is a group of disorders characterised by the progressive degeneration of the frontal and temporal lobes of the brain. It often affects behavior, personality, language, and executive functions, with symptoms varying depending on the specific subtype of FTD.

  5. Mixed Dementia: Mixed dementia refers to the coexistence of multiple types of dementia, such as Alzheimer's disease and vascular dementia. This can result in a combination of symptoms and may require tailored treatment approaches.

  6. Parkinson's Disease Dementia: Parkinson's disease dementia occurs in individuals with Parkinson's disease who develop cognitive impairment over time. Symptoms may include memory loss, difficulty with multitasking, slowed thinking, and visual hallucinations.

  7. Creutzfeldt-Jakob Disease (CJD): Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease is a rare and rapidly progressive form of dementia caused by abnormal prion proteins. It leads to profound neurological symptoms, including rapidly worsening cognitive decline, movement disorders, and behavioral changes.

These are just a few examples of the many types of dementia that exist. Each type may present with unique symptoms and progression patterns, and accurate diagnosis is crucial for appropriate management and care planning.

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