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Dementia and
Alzheimer’s Care

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What is dementia?

Dementia is not a single disease, but a group of related conditions linked with a continuing degeneration in cognitive brain function.

These conditions cause a decline or reduction in abilities, including:

  • Learning & Memory
  • Complex Attention (Thinking)
  • Reasoning & Executive Function
  • Communicating & Language
  • Perceptual-Motor (Smooth Movement) & Social Cognition

Dementia and Alzheimer's Care - SureCare Newcastle & North Tyneside

The Alzheimer’s Society estimate there are over 100 different conditions that fall under the dementia umbrella, the most common being Alzheimer’s.

Dementia is often thought to be a condition that only affects older people. However, dementia can affect anyone, at any age, a common example being early-onset Alzheimer disease. The Alzheimer’s Society estimates that there are more than 40,000 people under the age of 65 living with dementia.

Someone who experiences dementia may feel confused, frustrated, and frightened. A common symptom is short term memory loss; the individual finds it difficult to remember recent events or conversations. This can lead to them repeating stories or asking the same question over and over again, which can be very distressing for families.

How can we help?

At SureCare, we are committed to improving the lives of people affected by dementia and associated conditions. Our care workers are specially trained to provide high quality care to those living with any form of dementia, while providing a safe, stimulating, and social environment. We understand early detection is vital, our care workers are trained to look out for signs and symptoms that something has changed, which prompts to seek medical advice and the comfort that a trained care worker is monitoring potential health deterioration.