Dementia and the NDIS

Dementia is not a particular disease, but it describes aset of symptoms experienced as a result of disorders affect the individual’s brain. Dementia influences thinking, behaviour and the capability to perform daily tasks. Brain of persons with dementia get effected in aaway that impede their everyday normal life. 

While not al older people get dementia and it is not a part of getting old, it mostly effects people who are older than 65 years. Anyone can get dementia even people in their 40s or 50s but it is more common for people older than 65 years. 

Dementia can come in many different forms and each form has its particular causes. The most common type of dementia is Alzheimer’s disease as well as Alcohol related dementia (Korsakoff’s syndrome) and Vascular dementia.

Some Early Signs Of Dementia

There are different symptoms for dementia, some of these symptoms are vague and subtle and some of them are not immediately obvious and needs comprehensive diagnosis , but the most common ones are, confusion, Lethargy and withdrawal, change in the personality and frequent and gradual memory loss.

If you are under the age of 65 years and diagnosed with dementia, then you will be eligible to receive NDIS funds.


How to receive NDIS funds for dementia?

There are a set of criteria an individual must satisfy in order to be entitled to receiving funding through the NDIS. These criteria include age of the person applying and the disability which is the minimum requirement to enter the scheme.

To satisfy the entry to the National Disability Insurance Scheme, the individual must be under the age of 65 years at the time he/she applies to enter the scheme. Another thing is , persons who apply to the NDIS funds must provide report from specialist to prove that their dementia effect their everyday life and it impairs their function significantly as well as proving it is permanent, treatment and prognosis must be also provided by the specialist to be evaluated.

For eligible persons to receive NDIS funding, it must be noted that the NDIS will not cover the cost of medical associated supports. The NDIS only pays for supports that help participants to manage continuing functional impartments that is a direct result from their disability. The NDIS supports funds will be the one related to achieving goals, such as daily life, Living arrangements health and wellbeing, social participation and community activities, relationships as well as choice and control.

The NDIS support May Include:

  • Support coordination to help link the participants to mainstream services
  • Personal cares and assistance in daily living tasks
  • Respite care and assistance in community and social activities participation
  • Services like Physiotherapy, occupational Therapy, and other Therapeutic supports such as speech therapy
  • Assistive equipment and daily living aids such as GPS devices and bed rails.
  • Employment support, peer support groups and strategies to manage behaviours

Of course, for more information and start an application, persons need to contact the ndis service providers melbourne.

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