Dementia is a chronic condition that can destroy an individuals ability to retain information, cause problems in problem solving and their grasp on language. Often caused by a damage sustained from a stroke or from a long term illness such as Alzheimers there are several types of dementia. Vascular is the most common form of the condition with rarer types being less frequent. Dementia is generally progresses at a different speed for each individual and typically effects the older population. However it is possible to have dementia in the younger years.
Symptoms of dementia again vary from individual but irrational fears and phobias as the condition progresses are common. A fear of ‘unusual’ situations and sensations such as water often emerge and can cause everyday problems for the sufferers and their family. This is where Nilaqua provides long term solutions in the form of waterless bathing products. Nilaqua doesn’t present the same fear inducing situation but still enables the patient to be kept clean and meets all of their personal hygiene requirements. As often cited in many dementia forums, “rinse free shampoos” are also recommended in the Alzheimers Bathing Fact Sheets.