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10 Early Symptoms Of Dementia

Did you know that 35,000 people are living with Dementia in Ireland? It is the most common form of Alzheimer's disease so if you are worried about a love one look out for early symptoms of Dementia.

What is Dementia?

Dementia is the umbrella term used for a range of symptoms, which manifest in a decline in intellectual functioning, caused by degenerative disease of the brain. This decline in functioning can lead to a progressive deterioration in memory, intellect, judgement, language, insight and social skills. It effects the persons ability to carry out daily activities and may also effect their mood and personality.

10 most common symptoms of Dementia

  • Memory loss
  • Difficulty in performing everyday tasks
  • Changes in mood and behaviour
  • Changes in personality
  • Disorientation in familiar surroundings
  • Problems with language
  • Poor or decreased judgement
  • Misplacing things regularly
  • Difficulty solving problems or doing puzzles
  • Loss of interest in starting projects or doing things

Dementia Infographic

 

10 early signs of Dementia

10 early signs of Dementia

Are you worried?

Don't worry alone, reach out and ask for help if you are worried about yourself or a loved one. You should first make an appointment with your GP. You can also contact the Alzheimer's Association of Ireland which is a charity offering free support and advice.

Useful Contacts:

The Alzheimer Society of Ireland
National Helpline Freephone 1800 341 341
Monday to Friday, 10am - 4pm
Email: info@alzheimer.ie
Website: www.alzheimer.ie

Dementia Services Information and Development Centre
Top Floor, Hospital 4
St. James's Hospital
James's Street
Dublin 8
Telephone: 01 416 2035
Email: dsidc@stjames.ie
Website: www.dementia.ie

HSE National Information Line
Monday to Saturday, 8am-8pm
Call Save: 1850 24 1850
Email: info@hse.ie

Specialised homecare for Dementia

Caring for a person with dementia can be very demanding but Bluebird Care can help you to support your loved one by offering advice, guidance and support, assessing and then developing a person centred support plan which is implemented by experienced staff. Support can be on a regular basis or short term to provide a break for family members and carers.

Here is an example of a customer with dementia.

Homecare support for Dementia sufferers from Bluebird Care

Homecare support for Dementia sufferers from Bluebird Care

 

Request a free care assessment from a registered nurse

If you would like to find out more about specialised Dementia support and homecare services from Bluebird Care, simply contact your local office and a registered nurse will call you back and / or arrange to meet you. He/she will then develop a person-centred care plan for you to suit your needs.

Locall 0818 227 052 or email info@bluebirdcare.ie.