According to Dementia UK, dementia is an umbrella term used to describe a range of progressive neurological disorders. These are conditions affecting the brain. There are over 200 subtypes of dementia. But the five most common are: Alzheimer’s disease, vascular dementia, dementia with Lewy bodies, frontotemporal dementia and mixed dementia.
Alzheimer’s disease is the most common type of dementia in the UK. The exact cause of Alzheimer’s disease is not yet fully understood, although several things are thought to increase your risk of developing the condition.
Vascular dementia is a common type of dementia caused by reduced blood flow to the brain. It’s estimated to affect around 150,000 people in the UK. Vascular dementia can start suddenly or begin slowly over time.
Dementia with Lewy bodies (DLB), also known as Lewy body dementia, is one of the most common types of dementia. It tends to develop slowly and get gradually worse over several years.
People with dementia with Lewy bodies may have:
Frontotemporal dementia is an uncommon type of dementia that causes problems with behaviour and language.
Signs of frontotemporal dementia can include:
It is possible to have not just one but two types of dementia. The most common is a combination of Alzheimer’s disease and vascular dementia. A person with mixed dementia would experience a mixture of the symptoms associated with the types of dementia they have. Mixed dementia is much more common in older age groups, such as those over 75 years.
If your loved one is living with any form of Dementia, live-in care could be a beneficial option for your family as well as your loved one.
In the early stages of dementia, many people can enjoy life in the same way as before their diagnosis. But as symptoms get worse, your loved one may feel anxious, stressed and scared at not being able to remember things, follow conversations or concentrate.
At Cavendish Homecare we can help support you and your loved ones with our expertise in delivering Dementia Homecare. We know that being diagnosed with Dementia can have a huge emotional, social, and psychological effect on both the person living with Dementia and their family. Therefore we ensure specialist care in the comfort of one’s own home
If you would like to enquire about our Dementia Care, contact us on, 02030085210 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Commencing her marketing journey with a bachelor’s degree from Nottingham Trent University, Sophie Cramer seamlessly transitioned into her role as a marketing executive. Now an invaluable member of the Cavendish Homecare team, she passionately champions the benefits of personalised and compassionate care at home through the services offered by Cavendish Homecare.
Sophie’s proficiency extends to adept copywriting, where she shares her insights through editorials and articles in prestigious luxury publications, including Mayfair Times, Abode2, and NR Times. Additionally, she actively collaborates with our charity partner, Cruse Bereavement, playing a pivotal role in coordinating and participating in numerous fundraising events dedicated to raising awareness and support.