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The term 'dementia' describes a set of symptoms including memory loss, mood changes, and problems with communications and reasoning. It is caused by diseases of the brain, the most common being Alzheimer’s. Although dementia is more common in people over the age of 65, it can also affect younger people.
On these pages, you will find a range of information, advice and resources to help you understand more about dementia and the practical things that people living with dementia can do to live well and retain their independence for as long as possible. You will also find information for family and friends who are caring for someone with dementia, to help them maintain their own health and wellbeing.