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|Symptoms of 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. 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 Scotland (covers Scotland)
Memory & Alzheimer's Cafés UK Directory
Huntingdon's Disease Association
|Children & young people||
Explaining dementia to children and young people (Alzheimer's Society)
Resources for Children and Young People (Dementia UK)
Alzheimer's Society - The Dementia Guide (YouTube)
Early Warning Signs of Dementia & Alzheimers (Home Advisor, U.S.)
Making your home dementia friendly (Alzheimer's Society)
|News and events||
Are you interested in helping “memory and ageing” research?
The 100,000 Genomes Project is looking for people with Dementia for research into their DNA and genes
The library at The Brain Charity has a range of resources on Dementia and on a wide range of disability-related issues.