What is Dementia?

Dementia is a progressive disorder that affects how your brain works and in particular the ability to remember, think and reason.

How common is Dementia?

Dementia is predominantly a condition that affects people over the age of 60. It is very common, and one in every 20 people over the age of 65 has dementia, and one in five over the age of 80.

Why is it important to get treatment?

In most cases, there is no cure for dementia, and symptoms get worse over time. However if it is diagnosed early enough there are lots of things that can be done to help you overcome problems and improve the quality of your life. Getting help early can make a big difference to a person’s future because they have time to establish routines that could help them stay independent for longer.

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If you are experiencing any of the symptoms on this page, please visit your GP as soon as possible.