There are 850,000 people living with dementia in the UK today. By 2025 this number is expected to rise to just over 1 million.
Dementia is a word used to describe a collection of symptoms that occur when brain cells stop functioning properly. The most common cause of dementia is Alzheimer's disease, but there are others.
Symptoms include memory loss, confusion, mood changes and difficulty with everyday tasks.
One problem in recognising the various forms of dementia, is tha
People with dementia will eventually become restless, anxious, or sadly even upset. Therefore, it can be extremely helpful to listen intently to the person living with dementia as they express their frustrations. As it is likely that you will get some clues about what it is that is upsetting them e.g. pain, discomfort, too hot, too cold, hungry, or simply just needing the toilet. Frustration and over-stimulation are common triggers of being agitated. So alw