Dementia is not one specific disease itself; it is a collection of symptoms caused by disorders that affect the function of the brain.

There are over 100 diseases that may cause dementia, the most common being vascular dementia, dementia with Lewy bodies and Alzheimer’s disease.

Many people consider dementia and Alzheimer’s disease to be the same thing with a different name, but that’s not quite true.

Alzheimer’s is in actual fact a form of dementia or considered as a disease that causes dementia.

The confusion arises because Alzheimer’s disease is the most common form of dementia, affecting up to 70% of all people with dementia.

For the most part, dementia essentially affects functions such as thinking, behaviour and the ability to perform everyday tasks.

Those suffering with dementia can go through various stages from only showing a few minor symptoms to needing constant care and attention.

For the later stages of dementia particularly, it is important that carers focus on preserving quality of life and dignity.

Fortunately, our care staff are committed to providing exceptional care, with some of the most innovative aged care therapies and services to do exactly that.

Superior Care Merrimac has a dedicated dementia care building, which is a very secure environment and boasts a beautiful outlook of adjoining parklands.

Staff have long-running experience with dementia care specifically, which means they’re better equipped to notice subtle things that aren’t as prevalent to others.

For example, people with dementia can often be in pain but not have the ability to clearly communicate that they are. Our experienced dementia staff can recognise signs of this through changes in their behaviour and manage the pain accordingly.

To make sure your loved one is pain free, and receives the best in dementia care, contact Merrimac Park Private Care on 07 5618 1111.