Reasons to choose Wilson Browne
In support of dementia action week this week Vicki Pearce from our Court of Protection team highlights some of the myths about #Dementia
Myth 2 : “Getting older means you will get dementia”
It is not an inevitable part of aging. Dementia is a result of brain cells being damaged by a disease (sometimes referred to as types of dementia) such as:
- Vascular dementia
- Mixed dementia
- Lewy body
- Fronto temporal
Diagnosing the type of dementia can be difficult but tests such as:
- Mini mental tests
- Personal history
– can all help.
Diagnosing the type of dementia is important because:
- There may be medications that can help. Some medications may slow down the cause of the Alzheimer’s disease.
- It can help with the awareness of the progression of the disease for the patient and the family
- It can help family members if the disease is genetic.
The issues of caring for a loved one, acting for someone who has lost capacity or challenging care funding or care home funding arrangements is complex.