The term 'dementia' describes a set of symptoms which include loss of memory, mood changes, and problems with communication and reasoning. These symptoms occur when the brain is damaged by certain diseases, including Alzheimer's disease and damage caused by a series of small strokes.
Dementia is progressive, which means the symptoms will gradually get worse. How fast dementia progresses will depend on the individual person and what type of dementia they have. Each person is unique and will experience dementia in their own way. It is often the case that the person's family and friends are more concerned about the symptoms than the person may be themselves.
Fernside Healthcare looks after individuals with dementia at:
At South Africa Lodge we provide accommodation for a wide range of people who have Dementia, Mental Health illnesses or Learning Difficulties. The home provides accommodation for up to 97 residents in small personalised units with a dedicated team of nursing and care staff in each unit. Find out more about South Africa Lodge
Westacre Nursing Home is registered to provide personal and nursing care for 50 people. Our clients are all elderly, require nursing care and have varying degrees of dementia.
Find out more about Westacre Nursing Home