Dementia is an umbrella term to describe a wide range of progressive neurological conditions.
Dementia is a brain disease, causing physical changes in the brain.
You can’t see dementia, it’s an invisible disability that over time can affect memory, thinking, communication mood and behaviour.
Symptoms vary and gradually get worse over time.
Every person’s journey through dementia is unique and different.
Dementia can affect anyone, it does not discriminate.
Often the early signs of dementia are thought of as just getting old. This can lead to a late diagnosis and can delay getting vital support.
An early diagnosis of dementia means access to support, education, and programmes to live well. It helps set up a strong network of support and it allows the chance to plan for the future.
Alzheimer’s is the most common form of dementia, however there are several different kinds that you can be diagnosed with.
Everyone’s experience with dementia is different, Dementia Auckland can help you with the journey.
People affected by dementia can still live fulfilling and prosperous lives. A dementia diagnosis does not mean the end of the road.