Dementia is a general term which describes a group of symptoms that characterise cognitive decline. To be considered dementia, these symptoms must be significant enough to interfere with daily life.

Alzheimer’s is classed as a type of dementia. According to BUPA, around 6 in 10 cases of dementia in the UK are caused by Alzheimer’s.

Dementia presents differently in each person affected. Our practitioners can help assess your risk of dementia, as well as symptoms of the condition.

Forgetting tasks, directions, what you were talking or thinking about, or certain words.

Being confused and repeating questions is common in those with dementia.

Having issues with completing daily activities like taking care of yourself and your home.

Issues with sleep.

Changes in behaviour and emotions, feeling low or anxious and isolating yourself.

It can be hard to spot symptoms as they occur gradually and increase in severity over time. Friends or family may notice symptoms first, and it’s important if they do to take their concern seriously. Get yourself tested, even if only for peace of mind.

The most common cause of dementia is Alzheimer's, which is thought to be caused by an excessive increase of proteins surrounding and inside brain cells.

There is a genetic factor which increases risk of Alzheimer’s, but it’s thought to be minimal.

Another cause is vascular dementia, which occurs when there’s reduced blood flow to the brain.

Risk factors include high blood pressure, smoking, alcohol consumption, poor diet, lack of physical activity, hearing loss, social isolation, and not enough mental stimulation.

Diabetes and obesity can increase your likelihood of developing dementia.

Your environment, toxin levels and exposure to pollutants can increase risk of developing dementia.

If you’re concerned you have dementia, our naturopaths can help assess your symptoms and test for the gene that can cause Alzheimer's.

They can also assess your toxin levels and other risk factors which lead to dementia.

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