What is Dementia?
What is it?
Dementia is an overall term for a range of conditions, it isn’t a specific disease. Alzheimers disease is just one type. Dementia is not a normal stage of aging, it occurs when the brain becomes affected by a disease.
Click here to view a short video put together by the Alzheimer’s society.
Dementia can affect everyone differently and has a wide range of symptoms. These symptoms may get worse over time as dementia is progressive.
- Change in mood/emotions
- Change in behaviour
Types of dementia
There are over 100 types of dementia with the moist common being Alzheimer’s disease and vascular dementia and a combination of both known as mixed dementia. The less common types of dementia include dementia with lewy bodies and frontotemporal dementia. For more information on the different types of dementia please click below: