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Most people know someone with dementia, a set of symptoms affecting the brain that may include memory loss and difficulties with thinking, problem-solving or language. But do you understand what dementia truly is? And how do you know what to do when a loved one is diagnosed with dementia?

Explore the basics of dementia below, or give us a call on 0800 4 DEMENTIA (0800 433 636) to get support or your questions answered.

 

What is dementia?

Dementia is a set of symptoms which affects thinking, behaviour, and the ability to perform everyday tasks. It occurs as a result of physical changes in the...

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Types of dementia

Although there are more than one hundred diseases that come under the umbrella term of ‘dementia’, some are more common than others. The most common ones...

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Younger people with dementia

Younger onset dementia refers to dementia which first emerges before a person reaches the age of 65. Though 65, as the traditional age of retirement, is treated as a...

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Early signs of dementia

The early signs of dementia can often be hard to detect as they are very subtle and could be attributed to a variety of other conditions. Symptoms may also vary...

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Progression of dementia

Dementia is a progressive disease, which means that the person’s ability to communicate and engage in activities will decline over time. Every person with...

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