|Related to/Also known as||Dementia|
Dementia is a term used to describe various different brain disorders, that have in common a loss of brain function that is usually progressive and eventually severe.
The most common type of dementia is Alzheimer's Disease.
Symptoms of dementia include loss of memory, confusion and problems with speech.
|Types||There are over 100 different types of dementia, including Alzheimer's Disease. For more information see the Alzheimer's Society website|
|Useful national contacts||Alzheimer's Society (England, Wales and Northern Ireland)
Helpline: 0300 222 1122
Find your local support service:
Dementia Research (NHS National Institute for Health Research)
|Online resources||Alzheimer's Society factsheets in audio format
|News and events||
"Drug removes Alzheimer’s hallmark amyloid protein from the brains of people with early-stage disease" (Alzheimer's Society website, August 2016)
The library at The Brain Charity has a range of reference resources on this condition and on a wide range of disability related issues.
Visit our library to read Learning To Speak Alzheimer's: The new approach to living positively with Alzheimer's Disease by Joanne Koenig Coste. Or have a look in your local library for this book