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What is The Difference Between Dementia & Alzheimer’s?

Churchill Home Care Alzheimer's Care

Knowing the difference between Dementia and Alzheimer’s is important to Churchill Home Care, it allows us to know exactly how to provide the correct kind of care, be it Dementia Care or Alzheimer’s Care. Our Dementia and Alzheimer’s Care starts from just £18 per hour for hourly care and from £725 per week for Live-In Care.

The term Dementia is a general decline in mental ability that affects daily life. Alzheimer’s is a specific disease which is the most common cause of Dementia.


Dementia is a term that relates to a group of symptoms that are associated with a decline in reasoning or thinking skills and memory. There are various types of Dementia and there are many different conditions that can cause it. Mixed Dementia describes a condition whereby more than one type of dementia cause changes to the brain. The most common cause for Dementia is Alzheimer’s disease which accounts for 60% to 80% of Dementia cases.

Churchill Home Care Alzheimer's Care


Alzheimer’s leads to Dementia symptoms that gradually worsen over time, it is a degenerative brain disease caused by changes to the brain due to cell damage. Difficulty remembering new information is the most common early Symptom as the disease usually affects the part of the brain that is associated with learning first.

When Alzheimer’s becomes more advanced the symptoms can include behavioural changes, confusion, disorientation, and even eventually can affect speech, swallowing and walking. Alzheimer’s can not be slowed down and there is no known cure for it.

At Churchill Home Care our carers are trained to deliver Alzheimer’s Care to the highest possible standard. We will always create a custom care plan based on the individual needs, we will regularly review it to adapt it as the disease progresses.

For more information about the Hourly Care Services that we provide, please click ‘here’.

Please click ‘here’ for a direct link to our price plans and home care packages. For more information about the Live-In Care Services that we provide.

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