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Name Alzheimer's
Related to/Also known as Dementia
Symptoms of Alzheimer's

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 Link opens in new window
Useful national contacts

Alzheimer's Society (England, Wales and Northern Ireland)
Link opens in new window www.alzheimers.org.uk
Helpline: 0300 222 1122
Find your local support service:
Link opens in new window Alzheimer's Society

Carer Information and Support Programme (CrISP)
Link opens in new window Alzheimer's Society - CrISP


Alzheimer's Scotland
Link opens in new window www.alzscot.org
Helpline: 0808 808 3000
Find your local support service:
Link opens in new window Alzheimer's Society Scotland

Children & young people 

Explaining dementia to children and young people (Alzheimer's Society)
Link opens in new window Explaining dementia

Resources for Children and Young People (Dementia UK)
Link opens in new window www.dementiauk.org/children-and-young-people

Online  resources

Effect of coronavirus on people living with dementia (The Brain Charity)

Coronavirus: Information for people affected by dementia (Alzheimer's Society)
Link opens in new window Coronavirus: Information for people affected by dementia


Alzheimer's disease (NHS website)
Link opens in new window www.nhs.uk/conditions/alzheimers-disease
News and events  
Our resources Talking To Children About Your Illness

The library at The Brain Charity has a range of  resources on Alzheimer's and on a wide range of disability related issues.

Visit our library to read our copy of the Alzheimer's Society's booklet "Talking To Children About Your Illness".