- Advocacy services
- Cognitive behavioural therapy
- Cognitive stimulation programme
- Cognitive symptoms
- Lasting power of attorney
- Mild dementia
- Mini Mental State Examination (MMSE)
- Moderate dementia
- NHS Continuing Care
- Non-cognitive symptoms
- Palliative care
- Preferred place of care
- Psychological treatment
- Severe dementia
Advocacy services can make sure that a person's wishes are explained to those involved in care. They can speak on people's behalf if they are unable to communicate their needs and make sure they receive the information and care they should.
A medicine that can help symptoms of depression.
A psychological treatment in which people work with a therapist to look at how their problems, feelings and behaviour all fit together. It can help people to deal with negative thoughts and to change behaviour that may have developed since they became ill.
A kind of treatment that involves doing activities that require some thought and solving problems, which can be enjoyable.
Symptoms of dementia that affect memory, thought processes, concentration, and ability to read and write.
A mental disorder that causes a loss of pleasure in things that were enjoyable before, withdrawal from family and friends, and negative and self-critical thoughts. Other symptoms may include feeling tearful, feeling irritable or tired, loss of appetite, and sleep problems.
This allows a person to choose someone to make decisions about their healthcare, legal affairs and finances if they no longer have the ability to make decisions. It replaces a similar system known as 'enduring power of attorney'.
Symptoms that can give a person with dementia some difficulty, including some memory loss and feelings of disorientation, and finding it hard to cope with complex problems.
A short memory test used to help work out if a person may have dementia and to measure how severe it is. A score of 0 to 10 (out of 30) is usually classified as severe dementia, 10 to 20 as moderate dementia and 21 to 26 as mild dementia.
Symptoms that can give a person with dementia significant difficulty, including severe memory loss and feelings of disorientation, and finding it very hard to cope with everyday problems.
Fully funded care for people who do not need to stay in hospital but who do need long-term medical and nursing care.
Symptoms of dementia that affect a person's behaviour and mood. Such symptoms might include those of depression and anxiety. Other symptoms include hallucinations, delusions and aggressive or very agitated behaviour.
Care that helps to relieve the symptoms, such as pain or anxiety, of an illness that can't be cured.
A plan that allows a person with an illness to make decisions about their care in the future, including where they would like to die.
A broad term used to describe meeting with a therapist to talk about feelings and moods.