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Recent studies carried out in the USA have found there is no proof leading a healthier lifestyle can delay or prevent the development of dementia.
However, researchers did find ‘brain training’ has a slight beneficial effect – keeping your brain active can mean you will be more cognitively active for a longer period.
Most people associate dementia with elderly life; while it is common in the more elderly generation, dementia can affect anyone at any age. Early-onset dementia is more common than people realise, and for those young adults developing or living with early-onset dementia, finding the right place to live is daunting.
According to Alzheimer’s Research UK, the numbers of people living with dementia globally will increase from 46.8 million in 2015 to 131.5 million in 2050. This is a 281 per cent increase.
Exemplar Health Care provides specialist care and support to those with early-onset dementia, as we understand how the wide range of dementia and Alzheimer’s can affect an individual. Challenging and unpredictable behaviour is common with the condition; our care support staff are well educated in identifying and diffusing such behaviours.
Many of our nurse-led care home provide the correct type of care and support needed by an individual living with dementia, and provide therapy and activity sessions to keep minds active, and cognitive skills functioning as well as can be.
Although there is no cure or preventative treatment for dementia, Exemplar staff don’t give up – they instead aim to make every day better.