Those who develop the disease will function worse and worse and finally be completely dependent on assistance. There are no medicines that can halt the development of dementia or treatments that can slow the process. The disease is incurable and in the final instance fatal.
Dementia disorders are still associated with ignorance and considerable shame, especially when dementia strikes younger people. The need for information is enormous for those who develop the disease, for their relatives, for the health services and for the society at large.
A lack of knowledge about the causes of the disease, its development and forms of treatment partly derives from the lack of high status devoted to dementia disorders in medical research.
Target group: relatives
Nasjonalforeningen Demensforbundet is a federation of Norwegian dementia associations for persons with dementia, their relatives and other interested parties.
If you yourself suffer from dementia or are a relative of someone who has dementia, you may join one of the Norwegian National Health Association’s dementia associations. These dementia associations work locally to improve the care of dementia patients in their municipalities, and they arrange discussion groups and other peer-to-peer support groups.
Membership: Contact your nearest dementia association, the county office of the Norwegian National Health Association in your county, or call the Dementia Helpline, tel.: +47 815 33 032.
Information materials can be ordered from the Norwegian National Health Association’s website or from the Dementia Helpline, tel.: +47 815 33 032.
Ageing and Health Norwegian Centre for Research, Education and Service Developmentwww.aldringoghelse.no