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  1. Historically, dementia was managed as a mental illness, however, in recent years there has been a shift towards its management as a long term condition. This presents an opportunity to diagnose and manage people in community settings, and to provide support to enable people and their carers to manage their own condition and maintain their independence.  source 7.1

  2. Technically speaking there is no such disease as dementia. The term dementia actually refers to a group of symptoms that accompany certain diseases or conditions, such as Alzheimer's disease. ...  Alzheimer's disease is the most common type of dementia but there over 200 variants  here

  3. Add to that number a host of other forms of dementia, many of which you will read about.  This page can only serve as an introduction and a limited menu.

  4. Want to talk about dementia? here

  5. Dementia Revealed  What Primary Care Needs to Know - essential reading  here.

  6. Did you know?   Alzheimer's Disease is the most common form of dementia.   here

  7. Types of dementia here

  8. Dementia By Day here

  9. Alzheimer's Disease Fact Sheet here

  10. The Dementia Umbrella here

  11. Dementia is not a disease in itself. Dementia is a word used to describe a group of symptoms that occur when brain cells stop working properly. here

  12. What happened to senile dementia?  here  Google     . . .

  13. . . . But . . . What is Senility?  here   Overview

  14. What's the Difference Between Dementia and Delirium?   here

  15. NHS Choices  here

  16. According to the Alzheimer’s Society there are already more than 800,000 people with dementia in the UK and that number is set to double over the next 35 years. here

  17. Coping with the Early Stages of Dementia - A Guide for people worried about Memory and Cognitive Problems or those recently diagnosed with Dementia. here

  18. A diagnosis of dementia can be frightening for those affected by the syndrome . .  here   9 here

  19. Where dementia is present, the degree of frailty usually corresponds to the degree of dementia -: 3 here

Those who pursue the long route to creating a DMC are likely to be required to undertake a series of talks:

Informative "Understanding Dementia" meetings
  1. Intro to the dementia syndrome
  2. Different types of dementia
  3. Coping with behaviour problems - three sessions, one of which is a film 
  4. Medication
  5. Modifications in living situation     
  6. The grieving process     
  7. Legal and ethical aspects   

Those who pursue the shorter route by creating a DIY DMC can elect to receive talks of their choice.

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