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Vascular dementia is a subject that often surfaces in conversations about elderly care, yet it remains confusing for many.
As the second most common type of dementia after Alzheimer’s disease, it impacts countless individuals and their families across the globe.
What is vascular dementia?
Vascular dementia is a term used to describe cognitive impairments that result from issues related to blood flow to the brain and is estimated to affect over 180,000 people in the UK.
These issues may arise from a stroke or other blood vessel problems and can lead to brain damage over time.
The brain’s ability to think, reason and remember can be significantly impaired due to these circulatory issues.
Unlike Alzheimer’s disease, which tends to have a gradual onset, vascular dementia can occur suddenly after a stroke or may develop more slowly due to smaller, repetitive blood flow problems.
The symptoms of vascular dementia can vary widely depending on the part of the brain that’s affected and may include:
Currently, there is no cure for vascular dementia, and there is no way to reverse any loss of brain cells that occurred prior to the diagnosis of the condition.
Instead, treatments aim to manage symptoms, slow down the progression of the disease and improve overall quality of life.
Common treatments include:
How we support our clients with vascular dementia
At Nexus Care, we are committed to providing personalised, compassionate support for clients with vascular dementia. Our tailored care includes, but is not limited to:
Vascular dementia is a complex and challenging condition, but understanding its nature, recognising the symptoms and knowing the available treatments can make a significant difference in managing the disease.
Nexus Care’s commitment to providing comprehensive support to those with vascular dementia exemplifies the compassionate, personalised approach needed to enhance the lives of those affected by this condition.
At Nexus Care Services, we will be putting our best foot forward next month by taking part in a Memory Walk for the Alzheimer’s Society in Birmingham.
We are passionate about raising awareness for Alzheimer’s disease so more than a dozen members of our team are hoping to raise awareness for the condition on 16 September by walking up to seven kilometres around Sutton Park.
At Nexus Care Services, we provide tailored care plans to support your individual needs. If you or a loved one needs support, contact us today at 0121 308 2906.