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Dementia

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What is Dementia?

Dementia is an umbrella term used to describe the deterioration of brain function and activity resulting in the loss of memory, reduced language skills, impaired reasoning and loss of daily living skills. The most common cause of dementia is Alzheimer’s Disease.

Care Options

Friends and family - having clear and regular communication from the outset can help. Some people find it helpful to hold family meetings at the beginning and as the persons needs change so that support can be discussed and shared

Become a ‘Dementia Friend’ today.

Hear from our Bupa families

Aged care testimonial

Dianne's story

Bupa’s person first, dementia second philosophy was essential in Dianne’s decision to move her husband Billy to a care home. She and Bupa have worked together to ensure Billy gets the care he needs.

Aged care testimonial

Adrian's story

Trusting Bupa to care for his wife of 50 years was not a decision Adrian made lightly, but Yvonne’s level of care and relationship with staff has given her a second family, and Adrian peace of mind.

Aged care testimonial

Nicole's Story

Bupa was the natural choice for Nicole’s vibrant father Gary, who lives with cognitive decline. With the right people around him, Gary transformed from rarely moving to literally dancing down the hallway.