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Dementia Care

Mowlam Healthcare have dedicated dementia units in some of it’s nursing homes. Click here to find a home near you and contact the Director of Nursing, who is there to help and support you when made the difficult decision about nursing home placement for an elderly parent or relative with dementia.

Some Facts & Figures

55,000 people in Ireland are living by dementia. Ageing is one of the single strongest risk factors for Alzheimer’s Disease, (the most common form of dementia). Some facts and figures from the HSE

  • Each year over 4,000 people develop dementia
  • That’s at least 11 people everyday!
  • Two thirds of people living with dementia in Ireland are women
  • Half a million of us have had a family member with dementia
  • Anyone can get dementia – even people in their 30s/40s/50s
  • The number of people with dementia in Ireland is expected to more than double over the next 20 years

Dementia is a general term used to describe a group of symptoms. These include impairment in memory, intellect, judgement, language, insight and a deterioration in social skills. The individual diagnosed with dementia may also demonstrate an acute sensitivity to his or her built and social environment and a high level of stress. While over 100 different diseases will produce the symptoms of dementia, it is known that Alzheimer’s Disease is by far the most common cause of dementia and accounts for more than 50% of all cases.

 

 

The HSE have developed a very well resources website on Dementia ‘Understand Together’
what it is, signs, symptoms, diagnosis, risks and preventions
supports and service
downloadable resources

Additional information on Alzheimer or Dementia can be accessed from the sites below:

The Alzheimer Society of Ireland
Genio
The Dementia Services Information and Development Centre
Hello Brain