Clacton on Sea named as one of highest dementia hotspots
14 December 2017 by Andrea Godfrey
A recent dementia hotspot report was issued by Alzheimer’s Research UK. The report shows that Clacton on Sea has the third highest prevalence of dementia per head of population at 24 cases per 1,000 (jointly with North Norfolk and Worthing West).
In the UK it is estimated that around 850,000 people have dementia. This figure is expected to rise to one million by 2025 because people are living longer. Many people simply do not realise that dementia is caused by diseases and it is not an inevitable part of ageing. Dementia is a term that describes a class of symptoms including memory loss and difficulties with day to day tasks such as problem-solving or language. Common causes are Alzheimer’s disease and vascular dementia.
Sadly at some point, people with dementia will reach the stage where they are no longer able to make decisions for themselves. At this point, another person (eg a family member) may need to make decisions on their behalf. A Lasting Power of Attorney is a legal mechanism to achieve this.
At Fisher Jones Greenwood we understand that it can be very difficult for someone suffering the onset of dementia and their family to have to deal with the effects of the devastating illness. Our team are very experienced and caring. We can provide the right support for you and your family as to the available legal remedies. Our staff are accredited as Dementia Friendly and have had training with the Alzheimer’s Society.
If you have any queries or need some assistance, we also operate a free drop-in session every Thursday from 10.00am to 13.00 at our offices. No appointment is necessary.
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