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  • Five facts about Dementia
    Added by My Identity Doctor

    As we all might know, Dementia reduces the capacity to learn, sense, and memorize past. It may also cause loss of patterns of thoughts, feelings and activities. The most common forms of dementia are: Alzheimer’s disease, vascular dementia, frontotemporal dementia, semantic dementia and dementia with Lewy bodies.

    Here are few facts one should know about dementia:

    • Not a Normal part of ageing

    Even though Dementia affects older people over 65’s, it is not a normal part of ageing. Dementia is a syndrome provoked by a variety of brain illnesses that affects consciousness, memory, thinking, behavior and capacity of a person to perform everyday activities.

    • Awareness needed

    Promoting and raising the awareness and understanding of dementia in society is vital to reduce intolerance and also enhance the life of people living with dementia. Dementia bracelets are proven and crucial thing to spread awareness about dementia. It also helps sufferer receive appropriate treatment in tough times.

    • 35.6 million people with Dementia

    According to the total world estimates of 2010, it is proved that around 35.6 million people are suffering with dementia. The numbers are expected to double every 20 years, 65.7 million in 2030 and 115.4 million in 2050.

    • Easy to live with it

    Having dementia does not mean that one cannot live a normal life. Many people living with dementia still continue to lead normal, strong and active life, enjoying their hobbies and other activities. It does make it difficult for such people to do certain things, but with proper backing and support, they are likely to live a happy life.

    • It’s not only about losing memory

    People see dementia as a form of memory loss. It not only begins with affecting people’s short-term memory loss but also affects the way people anticipate, convey and do other things. It also sometimes makes it difficult to deal and grasp new thing and actions. It also makes difficult to even communicate.

    Dementia is overwhelming for the people suffering with it and also for people around them like their family friends and caretakers. There is a lack of awareness and understanding of dementia in many countries thus leading to the increasing number of dementia sufferers every year. It is therefore advised to spread as much awareness to help people overcome this syndrome. You may even order dementia bracelet for you or your loved ones here at My Identity Doctor.

    Published by My Identity Doctor on October 14, 2013


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