What it is REALLY to live with dementia: five & # 39; unwinnable & # 39; puzzles show how memory inflammatory disorder patients often remain frustrated
- Dementia can make people confused, angry and unable to understand things
- The condition is caused by the progressive breakdown of nerve cells in the brain
- About 850,000 people in the UK have dementia, around 50 million worldwide
- Experts say that patients feel like & # 39; they are testing life to destruction & # 39;
A series of impossible puzzles has been created to show the frustration and confusion that many people with dementia experience every day.
The brain-destroying state causes nerve connections and vital mental abilities, such as understanding language or storing memories, to stop working.
Experts say that suffering from the condition, which affects around 850,000 people in the UK and 50 million people worldwide, is when & # 39; are being tested for destruction & # 39 ;.
The puzzles may seem simple at first glance, but there is a twist when you start answering them – what you are convinced is that the correct answer may be wrong or that the button you click may move when you press it
The quiz was created by experts from Babylon Health, the company that manages the NHS online appointment app, GP at Hand.
It takes users through five sets of questions that seem simple – but there is a trap.
The answer can change every time you choose it, move symbols from where you remember them, and sometimes the correct answer just doesn't work.
Each is followed by an explanation of how it resembles an aspect of dementia, in which people often do not understand why they are not doing something.
Professor June Andrews, an author and renowned dementia expert at the Dementia UK charity, helped develop the puzzles.
She said: "A guaranteed failure" puzzle is likely to make you irritated, angry, contemptuous, paranoid, anxious, irritated, and depressed – and these are all feelings that make life harder for someone with dementia.
& # 39; To prevent creating those emotions for a person with dementia: don't ask questions if you can avoid it.
& # 39; Correct things that don't matter. Do everything in your power to prevent you from bringing the person with dementia to the attention that they are missing a mental challenge, because this will only make their lives harder than it should be. & # 39;
Around 850,000 people in the UK, along with 50 million people, have dementia. The condition is becoming more common, but still cannot be cured
The non-developable quiz is designed to frustrate and confuse people to give them a sense of what it is like to live with dementia, if you are constantly tested for no reason, experts say
Dementia UK & # 39; s professor June Andrews, who helped create the quiz, said: & # 39; Correct things that don't matter. Do everything in your power to avoid bringing the person with dementia to the attention that they are missing a mental challenge, as this will only make their lives harder than it should be & # 39;
The quiz questions include one in which you must click on a specific letter and another in which you must identify an animal.
Even simple tasks can become frustrating and dangerous for people with dementia, who may forget that they turn on the oven or get lost when they walk somewhere.
The condition, which is usually caused by Alzheimer's disease, cannot be cured and people's health usually gets worse over time until brain damage kills them.
WHAT IS DEMENTIA? THE DEADLY DISEASE THAT ROBERS SUFFER FROM THEIR MEMORIES
Dementia is a collective name used to describe a series of neurological disorders
A GLOBAL CONCERN
Dementia is an umbrella term used to describe a series of progressive neurological disorders, that is, disorders affecting the brain.
There are many different forms of dementia, of which Alzheimer's is the most common.
Some people may have a combination of forms of dementia.
Regardless of which type is diagnosed, each person will experience his dementia in his own unique way.
Dementia is a global concern, but it is most often seen in richer countries, where people are likely to grow old.
HOW MANY PEOPLE ARE AFFECTED?
The Alzheimer's & # 39; s Society reports that today more than 850,000 people with dementia live in the UK, more than 500,000 of whom have Alzheimer's.
It is estimated that the number of people with dementia in the UK will increase to more than 1 million in 2025.
In the US, it is estimated that there are 5.5 million people with Alzheimer's disease. A comparable percentage increase is expected in the coming years.
As the age of a person increases, so does the risk of developing dementia.
The diagnosis rates are improving, but many people with dementia are thought to have not yet been diagnosed.
IS THERE A CURE?
There is currently no cure for dementia.
But new drugs can slow progression and the sooner it is seen, the more effective the treatments are.
Source: Dementia UK
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