Dementia is an umbrella term for a range of progressive conditions that affect the brain. There are over 200 subtypes of dementia, but the five most common are: Alzheimer’s disease, vascular dementia, dementia with Lewy bodies, frontotemporal dementia and mixed dementia.
The brain is made up of nerve cells (neurones) that communicate with each other by sending messages. Dementia damages the nerve cells in the brain so messages can’t be sent from and to the brain effectively, which prevents the body from functioning normally.
Regardless of which type of dementia is diagnosed and what part of the brain is affected, each person will experience dementia in their own unique way.
Dementia can affect a person at any age but it is more commonly diagnosed in people over the age of 65 years. A person developing dementia before age 65 is said to have young onset dementia.
There are over 850,000 people living with dementia in the UK and this is set to rise to over one million by 2021.
Thinking of Arthur - our good friend of many years, our times together with him and his wife Carol will be in our hearts forever.
Ann and Peter
Mrs Ann Emerson
Thinking of you all at this sad time. Arthur was a lovely, kind man and will be truly missed. Lots of love, Pauline, Louise and James xxx
Mrs Louise Woodhams
In memory of Arthur, our next door neighbour for over 20 years.
Mr & Mrs Karen and Chris Harris
In loving memory of Arthur. A loyal and wonderful friend to my late father Keith Peirson and a dear family friend. My family has many happy memories of good times spent with Arthur and Carol. Our love and thoughts are with Carol at this sad time. Love from Sonia, Richard, Nancy and Barbara Peirson. xx
Miss Sonia Peirson
Arthur a true gentlemen who will be so sadly missed
With love Gary Adele Charlie and Jack x