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I care for someone with….

 

When someone we become a carer for is diagnosed with a condition it can be very traumatic. Knowing as much about the condition as possible may help with understanding and care planning.

 

On these pages you will find some information about several conditions and where you can turn to for specialist support.

 

 

Dementia

 What is dementia? The term dementia is used to describe a set of symptoms that occur when the brain is damaged by certain diseases including Alzheimer’s or a series of small strokes. The symptoms include memory loss, mood changes and problems with communication and reasoning. There are different types of dementia; the most common are …

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Parkinson’s

What is Parkinson’s disease? Parkinson’s is a progressive neurological condition that occurs due to a loss of nerve cells in the brain. Symptoms start to show when around 70% of the nerve cells have been lost. This causes a lack of dopamine in the brain which causes a person’s movements to become slower so it …

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MS

What is MS? MS is short for Multiple Sclerosis; a neurological condition that affects the central nervous system. Myelin is a substance in our central nervous system that protects our nerve fibres, which help messages from our brain travel to the rest of our body quickly and smoothly. Our immune system helps our body fight …

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Autism

What is Autism? Autism is a lifelong developmental disability that affects how a person communicates with and relates to other people. The condition also affects how they make sense of the world around them. Autism is a spectrum condition which means that some people can be at one end of the spectrum with lesser difficulties …

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