At BMF, we work with people living with dementia, providing them with support in their homes. We also support elderly people with mental illness by referring them to appropriate services for help and treatment.
Dementia occurs when the brain is affected by a disease. It’s not a normal part of ageing and it affects everyone differently with a wide range of symptoms. These can include problems with memory, thinking, concentration and language. People may become confused or struggle with how they perceive things. Dementia can also cause changes in mood or emotions and affect how someone behaves. Dementia is progressive, which means that symptoms get worse over time. However, many people with dementia lead active and fulfilling lives for many years. (Alzheimer’s Society, UK)