Alzheimers Support in Ireland

The early signs of dementia may not be immediately obvious and can vary from person to person, however one of the common trends is difficulty with the persons memory and forgetting simple things that would previously been relatively normal. Other symptoms include confusion, becoming withdrawn, forgetting how to do previously simple daily tasks and also a noticable change in personality. Very often, family and friends can make the mistake of assuming this behaviour is consistent with the ageing process. Click here to see some of the warning signs that indicate you should seek consultation with a doctor.

http://www.alzheimer.ie/About-Dementia/Symptoms-Diagnosis/Worried-about-you-memory.aspx

If you are unsure, you can contact the Alzheimer Society of Ireland who provide a confidential Helpline on 1800 431 431 

EARLY WARNING SIGNS

Here are some of the behavioural symptoms that may be consistent with the onset of Dementia. If you are saying yes to a lot of these, it is recommended that you contact your doctor for a consultation,

  • Recent memory loss that affects what would be normal daily tasks
  • Difficulty performing familiar tasks
  • Forgetting Simple Words and otherwise familiar language
  • Misplacing and forgetting where things are
  • Confusion about days and locations
  • Alternating behaviour that is out of character
  • Loss of initiative
  • Difficulty solving problems
  • Repetition of the same subject or story
  • Becoming confused in familiar surroundings

EARLY WARNING SIGNS

The Alzheimers Society also have a wide range of support services throughout the country ranging from Social Clubs and Day Care Centre’s to Cognitive stimulation therapy and advisory services.

http://www.alzheimer.ie/services-support.aspx


 

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