The word dementia describes a set of symptoms that may include memory loss and difficulties with thinking, problem-solving or language. Dementia is caused when the brain is damaged by diseases, such as Alzheimer's disease or a series of strokes.
Read information on types of dementia including vascular dementia, rarer causes of dementia and how dementia progresses.
For a general overview of dementia, you may wish to visit the website: www.alzheimers.org.uk/site/scripts/documents.php?categoryID=200360
About Dementia Friends
Alzheimer’s Society’s Dementia Friends programme is the biggest ever initiative to change people’s perceptions of dementia. It aims to transform the way the nation thinks, talks and acts about the condition.
Whether you attend a face-to-face session or watch the online video, Dementia Friends is about learning more about dementia and the small ways you can help. From telling friends about the Dementia Friends programme to visiting someone you know living with dementia, every action counts.
For more information please visit: www.dementiafriends.org.uk