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.
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
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: