Memory and cognitive abilities are essential for humans, and it is a normal process for those functions to decline as we age.
However, we need to be aware of when these functions begin to drop without any explanation. One of the significant syndromes is dementia, which could cause a person’s memory loss and affect thought processes and emotional control.
The purpose of establishing this holiday is to encourage the public to wear denim, in order to help raise funds for the 55,000 people with dementia in Ireland.
Dementia is defined as a condition resulting from changes in the brain. It was recognized as a medical term and first used in 1797.
Today, a lot of people may feel confused about the term dementia with Alzheimer’s disease. The fact is they are not the same.
Alzheimer’s disease can be described as a progressive form of dementia as a person gradually having trouble with memory and cognition. On the other hand, dementia is a more severe syndrome that could influence people’s brain functions, memory, emotions and communication skills.
Unfortunately, like Alzheimer’s disease, there is currently no cure for any form of dementia.
We love helping people. Today, it’s the best time for us to show our love and care toward those who are suffering from dementia.
The younger generation may not even have heard about dementia before or be unaware of this disorder, we should use today to raise awareness and spread useful information about dementia to educate more people. It is our responsibility to get those carers and patients who fight dementia voices heard.
Additionally, don’t forget to wear denim and donate to the cause to support people living with dementia and their carers today.
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