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Understanding medical words - Carers UK Forum

Understanding medical words

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I am a care for my grandad who is in hospital at the moment. What does underlying dementia means
Hi David ... lining dementia ... in what context ?

An Internet search throws up lining in the context of silver lining ... hope for an eventual cure ... a couple of references to brain lining as to cause.
I meant underlying dementia
Underlying dementia ... the causes thereof ?

NHS for a general summary :

https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/dementia/causes/


Alzheimer's Society ... slightly more technical :

https://www.alzheimers.org.uk/about-dem ... tia-causes
Hello David
My understanding, and I may be wrong, is the medical staff are checking to see if your grandad indeed has dementia, and if so determine what sort. Several sorts of dementia. Alzheimer's and vascular seem to be the main ones.
I would ask the staff to explain to you what they actually mean.

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For one definition of underlying:

https://dictionary.cambridge.org/dictio ... underlying
David_18041 wrote:
Sat Dec 07, 2019 7:58 am
I am a care for my grandad who is in hospital at the moment. What does underlying dementia means
This article may be helpful
https://www.symptomfind.com/diseases-co ... s/dementia

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David, would you like to tell us a bit more about grandad, and the reasons for his admission?
No one wants to have dementia, but IF he has a formal diagnosis of dementia, it will mean exemption from Council Tax, possible entitlement to Attendance Allowance, and maybe additional pension payments.
Money doesn't make someone better, but it can certainly help make life easier. Is he going to be in hospital for a long time, or are they planning discharge before Christmas? Back to where he was living, or somewhere else?
Hospitals try to discharge as many patients as possible, but sometimes don't always make sure that they will have the care and the aids they need. You have been warned!
Do not allow discharge anywhere until they have actually provided what is required, and it is all in situ.

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