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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. In addition to Alzheimer's Disease, Vascular Dementia, and Dementia With Lewy Bodies are the most common. For more information see the Alzheimer's Society website|
|Useful national contacts||
Young Dementia UK
Lewy Body Society
Alzheimer's Society (covers England, Wales, N. Ireland)
Alzheimer Scotland (covers Scotland)
Memory & Alzheimer's Cafés UK Directory
Huntingdon's Disease Association
Dementia Research (NHS National Institute for Health Research)
|Online resources||Alzheimer's Society - The Dementia Guide (YouTube)
Alzheimer's Society factsheets in audio format
Dementia - Scotland (British Deaf Association video with BSL and text)
|News and events||
The 100,000 Genomes Project is looking for people with Dementia for research into their DNA and genes
Visit our library to read Can I tell you about dementia? A guide for families, friends and carers by J. Welton and J. Telford. Or have a look in your local library for this book.