About dementia

How to recognize dementia

and live with it

Dementia is a set of symptoms that gradually affects higher brain functions, which is reflected in difficulties in the areas of human daily work and on the quality of his / her stay.

With the dementia progression, personality changes also occur.The progression of dementia is gradual and lasts for several years. Affected memory and other cognitive functions such as attention, thinking, judgment, speed of data processing in the brain, time and space orientation, and later also speech-language capabilities, sensory and motor perceptions. Mental, emotional, and behavioral disorders also occur. The most common dementia is Alzheimer’s dementia. It is known that dementia cannot be completely prevented, but with a healthy lifestyle and some preventive measures it can be slowed down in its course significantly.

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A healthy lifestyle that includes physical and mental activity, healthy eating, avoidance of addiction, socializing, sleep and stress avoidance are protective factors in the progression of dementia. The risk of dementia depends on the relationship of these factors throughout life. Preventive action is a major challenge due to multiple factors. Many studies show positive correlations between memory training, avoiding risk factors and slowing down dementia – the key is timely, intensive and frequent action.

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The first and most common symptom of dementia is a memory disorder, followed by attention problems, spatial and temporal orientation, and slower mental processing. But any memory disorder is not dementia. In case of dementia, let’s take action on its first symptoms, as it may be the key to slowing progression of cognitive decline or represents a delay in dementia. Any preventive action is therefore very meaningful. Preventive action can significantly extend and preserve our autonomy and independence. Let’s identify the signs of dementia and face them as soon as possible!

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Dementia progresses gradually. An individual passes through several phases of dementia, each of which has its own characteristics that affect the overall performance of a person. The principle of the progression of assistance is recommended. The initial and slightly advanced level of dementia should be a challenge to preventive activities that represent protective factors in the progression of dementia. If dementia is more advanced then we take care of activities that will preserve the individual’s dignity and identity, well-being and the highest quality of leisure time.

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Communication with

a person with dementia

Meaningful activities

for a person with dementia

Types of dementia

Degenerative dementia affects the entire nervous system. Other dementias are non-generative, often due to stroke, inflammation, nutrition, etc.
Alzheimer's Dementia (AD)

Alzheimer's dementia is the most common dementia. It involves the death of brain cells, which gradually affects the whole of human activity and causes personality changes. 

Vascular Dementia (Vad)

Infarcts and frequent strokes are the most common causes of vascular dementia. The impairment of small and medium brains affects several functions of an individual's behavior. 

Frontotemporal Dementia (FTLD)

The disorder of the fore and aft area of ​​the brain responsible for planning, control of behavior, judgment, personality of the individual, etc. comes about because of the consequences of the frontotemporal dementia.

Dementia with Lewy bodies (DLB)

Lewy's disease affects the individual's control of motion and speech, and at the same time causes a decline in other cognitive functions, mood disorders, disorientation.

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helping people with dementia

The greatest effect of training is shown in mild or slightly advanced dementia. Take action in a timely manner, change your habits and strengthen your protective factors!

Moments matter!

Activities are key to maintaining cognitive abilities and slowing down dementia.

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