Care body’s dementia guide
PUBLISHED: 06:00 04 August 2012
A CARE body in North Somerset has created a guide to recognising dementia after the Mercury reported how 60 per cent of sufferers are going undiagnosed.
Anne Challenor-Wood, of Convivium Care, an organisation which provides specialist live-in care for the elderly, has drawn on her training with the Alzheimer’s Society and Dementia Care Matters to compile a brief guide to recognising and dealing with the condition.
Anne, whose own mother had dementia for 16 years, said: “Watching someone you love develop dementia can be devastating but caring for them can be rewarding when you approach the situation with greater insight and understanding.
“That is why it is imperative to raise awareness so people can recognise the onset of the condition and respond to the person appropriately and positively.”
For more information go to www.conviviumcare.co.uk
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