Llantwit Major & Coastal Vale Medical Practice

Dementia

During COVID-19 Pandemic

We know that this is a worrying time for families looking after someone with dementia. The weeks ahead are going to be challenging. But there are a few things you can do to look after yourself, and the person with dementia, during this time. Here are some links to help: 

Coronavirus (COVID-19): information for families looking after someone with dementia

Alzeimer’s Society

(Info before Pandemic): 

Are you becoming increasingly forgetful?

Confused?

Temperamental?

Depressed?

Unmotivated?

Memory Loss?

 

Don’t worry. If you’re becoming increasingly forgetful;                  

As you get older, it’s normal for your memory to be affected by stress, tiredness, or certain illnesses and medications. We all forget things but if you are forgetting lots of things and are finding it is stressful, upsetting and affecting your life, it could be that this is an early sign of dementia. We can support you with accessing treatment and services.

It’s also important to remember that dementia is not a natural part of ageing. Dementia can also affect the way you speak, think, feel and behave.

If you are worried about memory loss it may be a good idea to talk to us, we can help.

Book in for a well-being check with our experienced Memory Champion.

Please read our Dementia Leaflet to find out how we can help.

Already diagnosed?

Dementia is a serious and progressive disease that leads to memory loss and communication problems that can make life confusing. Public Health Wales are carrying out a campaign to raise awareness that a healthy lifestyle can significantly reduce dementia risk.  The key message is ‘What is good for your heart is good for your brain’.

Click on the links below for further information:

About Dementia

Living with Dementia

Follow Dementia Friendly Vale as they aim to help people living with dementia and their Carers for News, Activities, & Dementia support in the Vale. They even offer free Dementia awareness sessions:

Dementia Friendly Vale 

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