Care home residents suffering from dementia

North East dementia charity leads the way in infection prevention

Dementia Care

When working in a care environment, managing the risk of infection is of paramount importance, when the people in care are also dementia patients however, this ups the ante even more so for dementia care professionals and visitors alike.

For many years, researchers have been examining the links between the body’s natural immune system and the progressive symptoms of dementia. Research conducted by specialists in recent months suggests that the inflammation of cells in the brain, caused by the presence of inflammation or infection elsewhere in the body, can in some cases actually contribute to the worsening of a patient’s condition.