Health and Wellbeing

Dementia

What is dementia?

Alzheimer’s disease is a degenerative brain disease and the most common form of dementia. Dementia is not a specific disease. It's an overall term that describes a group of symptoms.

The Alzheimer’s Association, a global organisation, reports that around 50 million people worldwide are living with dementia. Therefore, it is likely that someone you know or someone in your family or your community is a sufferer. 

In November of 2019 the Alzheimer’s Jamaica organisation held a Conference, in Kingston, Jamaica to discuss dementia. The topic was, “Understanding and Preventing Dementia.”

At the time of the Conference, it would not have been foreseen that more problems would have developed with the onset of CovID-19 and you will find a statement written on the Alzheimer’s Jamaica website that covers CovID-19 and dementia from a Jamaican viewpoint.

We have more information on caring for people with dementia, contributed by Lorna Bailey in the UK.  Click here

Find out more below (Jamaica, UK, and USA) ...

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