Understanding Dementia

What is Dementia?

The term ‘dementia’ is used to describe symptoms where the Brain is affected by specific diseases and conditions.

The following are the most common causes of Dementia:

  • Alzheimers
  • Vascular dementia
  • Fronto-temporal Lobe dementia
  • Dementia with Lewy bodies.

There are many more causes that affect people of all ages and backgrounds.

It is important to remember that we are all individuals. How dementia affects people is different in every case.

The Dementia Forward team of trained staff and volunteers can deliver personal support and advice to each individual, through our help line, home visits and groups and can make sure that the relevant information is delivered at the right time throughout your journey.

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* Statistics from ‘Dementia’ 2014 change: Opportunity for change (Alzheimer’s Society, 2014).