What are the Effects of Alzheimer’s Disease?
Alzheimer’s disease is the most common type of dementia in the UK affecting 62 per cent of those diagnosed. It is an irreparable, progressive disorder of the brain that slowly destroys memory and thinking skills, and, eventually, the simplest tasks become impossible.
The deterioration in brain cell tissue and connections progress and impairments develop including:
- Learning and memory
- Thinking and planning
- Speaking and understanding speech
- Sensing where your body is in relation to nearby objects
In an advanced state, most of the brain cortex is very damaged. The brain shrinks dramatically because of comprehensive cell death. Individuals lose their ability to communicate, to recognise family and loved ones and to care for themselves.
Living with Dementia and Alzheimer’s Disease
Living with Alzheimer’s Disease and other forms of dementia can be frustrating and challenging for those with the conditions as confusion and impairments to balance and coordination become more severe. It can also be distressing for loved ones who are providing some care or living with someone who has the disease.
Lovett Care is very experienced in the provision of care for those with dementia and Alzheimer’s. Highly experienced staff work within a safe and comfortable environment to ensure that residents are well looked after and individual needs are met.
Care Home Provision for those with Alzheimer’s Disease and Dementia
Are you looking for a residential care home in Stoke on Trent? Lovett Care operates Hilton House in Penkhull and Goldendale House in Tunstall. These friendly communities are places where carefully planned programmes of activities and events provide opportunities for residents to socialise, stay connected to the wider community while receiving a high quality of care to manage a wide range of age-related conditions including Alzheimer’s disease and dementia.
You can discover more about life in our care homes. Or if you would like to contact us directly we are always happy to give answers and advice for those looking for dementia care provision for a loved one or friend.