Dementia is the loss of cognitive functioning — remembering, thinking and reasoning — to such an extent that it hinders the efficacy of a person’s daily life and activities. Some people with dementia cannot control their feelings and may experience changes in personality. The condition’s mildest stage is when it is just starting to negatively affect a person’s functioning. The severest stage is when the person must rely completely on others to carry out basic activities of living.
About Dementia Care
Although there is at present no cure for dementia, research has shown that there is much more to do to improve the quality of life of people with dementia through the management of symptoms and immersing them in a supportive environment. Person-centered care is conceived to be important. This involves developing a comprehensive understanding of the individual and considering their personal history, cultural background, family and social networks, and preferences for activities.