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The word dementia describes a set of symptoms that may include memory loss and difficulties with thinking, problem-solving or language. Dementia is caused when the brain is damaged by diseases, such as Alzheimer's disease or a series of strokes. Dementia is progressive, which means the symptoms will gradually get worse.

What is dementia?

Dementia occurs as a result of physical changes in the structure of the brain. It affects thinking, behaviour and the ability to perform everyday tasks and because...

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Types of dementia

There are more than one hundred diseases that come under the umbrella term of ‘dementia’ but the most common ones are listed below.

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Younger people with dementia

Younger onset dementia or early onset dementia refers to dementia which first emerges before a person reaches the age of 65. Younger onset dementia can occur in your...

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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.

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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. But unfortunately how...

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