Dementia is a syndrome that effects the ability of the brain to process memories, thoughts, language, understanding and also judgement. Many people of the 570,000 who develop dementia within England have problems with controlling their behavior and emotions as the structure within the brain starts to decline. Dementia is usually developed by people over the age of 65 and the older you get the more likely you are to develop some of the symptoms.

Types of Dementia:
Alzheimer’s disease, this is one of the most common types of dementia where small clumps of protein develop around the dementia sufferers brain cells reducing the brains ability to work normally.

Vascular Dementia, as the name suggests the dementia sufferer will experience problems with oxygen within the blood circulating and providing a limited supply of both blood and oxygen to the brain.

Dementia with Lewy bodies, this is where abnormal structures develop within the brain known as Lewy bodies.
Frontal Temporal Dementia, this is a rare form of dementia which develops in younger people, this develops when the frontal temporal lobes in the brain begin to shrink and again disrupt the structure of the brain.

In most cases there is no cure for dementia and over a period of time the symptoms will get worse and the dementia sufferer quality of life will decrease. Although there is no cure there are a number of treatments and techniques that can help improve the quality of life allowing them to cope with their conditions much better. Visual Communication Aids specialize in providing advice and also equipment to help support dementia sufferers and also people who care for people with dementia.

Dementia Signage

The following section explains the importance of dementia signage this is especially important for people living with dementia within a care home environment. We have already mentioned about dementia sufferers problems with memory, thought processes and understanding so when they are moved to live within a care home environment the surroundings are very different and difficult for them to adjust to.

Clear and easy to read signage is a must for dementia sufferers when they are introduced within the environment and pictures and normally easier to remember and understand than complicated letters that make up the wording. This is a low cost and easy to install solution that makes a huge difference to a sufferers quality of life. The Visual Communication Aid range of Dementia signage is all designed around a similar theme making it easy for a sufferer to see that the sign is for information and also a clear picture allows them to understand what it is telling them. You can see our full range on the Visual Communication Aids website (link below this article)

If you would like to know more about our dementia signage and other dementia products provided by Visual Communication Aids we would strongly recommend visiting, and any specific enquiries or questions you may have please email good luck in finding the right dementia signage for you.