Here you can find out more about what dementia is, the signs and risk factors, and ways to reduce the risks of getting dementia.
What is dementia
Dementia is a term used to describe the symptoms of many disorders that affect the brain. It is not therefore one specific disease. Because there are so many causes of dementia which affect people differently, and which change over time, no two people will experience dementia in the same way.
Reducing the Risk of dementia
Although getting older is the biggest risk factor for dementia, evidence shows there are things you can do to help reduce your own risk. These include keeping active, eating healthily and exercising your mind.
Information for People with dementia
We understand that getting a diagnosis of dementia is different for everyone. For some people this can be daunting and emotionally overwhelming, whilst other people have described some sense of relief that they finally have answers for the symptoms they have been experiencing.
Information for the families and friends of people with dementia
We know that supporting or caring for a person with dementia can be difficult and that you will probably need support yourself and reliable sources of information. We have put together some information that should be helpful and useful for you…
Did you know?
Dementia is sometimes mistakenly considered to be one disease, but it is actually a group of diseases that affect people in many different ways. Just as there are different types of heart disease or cancer, there are different types of dementia.