Dementia describes a group of symptoms that may include memory loss, difficulties with thinking, problem-solving or language, and sometimes changes in mood or behaviour. These changes are often small to start with, but for someone with dementia, they have become bad enough to affect daily life. Alzheimer’s and Dementia isn’t a natural part of ageing. It occurs when the brain is affected by a disease. There are many known causes of dementia – probably more than 100. The most common types are Alzheimer’s and vascular dementia. Some people have a combination of these, known as mixed dementia.
Information and resources for Alzheimer’s and Dementia
Our resources will give you more information including how to spot the early signs of dementia and how to help someone with dementia live life to the full.
Dementia, it’s easy to jump to conclusions about what it is and what happens.
Diagnosing dementia, and which type of dementia someone has, is important.
The underlying disease of dementia causes damage to the brain.
The term dementia can be confusing. It’s a word used to describe a group of symptoms.
There is no cure for dementia. But early diagnosis can help slow down the progress.
It can be frightening thinking about caring for elderly people with dementia.
Being a full-time or part-time carer of someone with dementia can be challenging.
Money and legal issues are difficult to talk about.
People suffering from Alzheimer’s or dementia often eat less.
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