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Good health and wellbeing are comprised of far more than just our physical and medical condition. Our social, emotional, and spiritual wellbeing are equally important for good health. This is even more vital for people with dementia as these aspects of wellbeing are often overlooked.
Dementia is not a disease, but rather an umbrella term for a variety of symptoms that may accompany or indicate certain diseases or conditions. Many dementia symptoms may be reversible if they are caused by conditions such as: dehydration, constipation, infection, vitamin deficiencies and imbalances, pain, medication poisoning, brain tumours or depression. Once any of these conditions are addressed, the dementia symptoms are likely to disappear or return to the level they were at before the condition appeared.
This section does not cover all of the medical aspects on this topic, we will leave that to the experts in those particular fields. However, DCA will continually update and add to these articles to provide overall good health and wellbeing advice for people with dementia.