Alzheimer's Disease Care

Alzheimer's disease is one form of dementia that slowly gets worse over time. It affects memory, thinking, and behaviour.

The Meadows Care Centre at Badby Park

You are more likely to get Alzheimer's disease (AD) if you have a brother or parent with Alzheimer's disease, or carry certain genes linked to Alzheimer's Disease. Also there is speculation that a long history of high blood pressure and a history of head trauma could also play a role in the onset of this disease.

Alzheimer's Disease can appear before the age of 60 (early onset), in which case it tends to get worse quickly. Several genes have been identified in playing a role in this early onset type of the disease. The more common type of the Disease however is late onset dementia. It occurs in people 60 years or older and is more difficult to relate to certain genes.

In the early stages, Alzheimer's tend to be bring on forgetfulness. As it progresses, it affects behavior, emotional state, language, memory, perception and thinking. This then can lead to changes in sleep patterns, agitation, depression, hallucinations, poor judgment and withdrawal from social contact.

Many families wish to continue to care for their loved ones for as long as possible. But as this disease progresses, the sufferer can undergo the types of behavioral and emotional changes that makes it very difficult for those around to provide care unaided.

Caring for Alzheimer Residents at Badby Park

If you want to discuss a family member or loved one who may benefit from being cared for at the Lantern Centre, or would like some advice, our clinical advisors would be more than happy to talk to you. Call us on 01327 301041 between 9am and 5pm, or email us on

Badby Park is a unique nursing care facility set in beautiful parkland, easily accessible from major transport links. We provide rehabilitation, long term care, respite and palliative care for people with neurological illnesses, acquired brain injuries and spinal injuries.

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