About Alzheimer’s / Dementia

Alzheimer’s disease is the most common cause of dementia. Dementia is a collective name for conditions in which progressive degeneration of the brain affects memory, thinking, behaviour and emotion. Symptoms may include:

  • loss of memory
  • difficulty in finding the right words or understanding what people are saying
  • difficulty in performing previously routine tasks
  • personality and mood changes

Dementia is not a normal part of ageing. It knows no social, economic, ethnic or geographical boundaries. Although individuals experience dementia in their own way, eventually those affected are unable to care for themselves and need help with all aspects of daily life. There is currently no cure.

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What is Alzheimer's?

One in five people in their eighties, for example, are affected by Alzheimer’s/ Dementia. Find our more.

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On diagnosis

The information provided can be of use to people who are newly diagnosed. Find our more.

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Relationships

One in five people in their eighties, for example, are affected by Alzheimer’s/ Dementia. Find our more.

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Useful resources

One in five people in their eighties, for example, are affected by Alzheimer’s/ Dementia. Find our more.

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What is Alzheimer's?

One in five people in their eighties, for example, are affected by Alzheimer’s/ Dementia. Find our more.

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On diagnosis

The information provided can be of use to people who are newly diagnosed. Find our more.

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Relationships

One in five people in their eighties, for example, are affected by Alzheimer’s/ Dementia. Find our more.

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Useful resources

One in five people in their eighties, for example, are affected by Alzheimer’s/ Dementia. Find our more.