Dementia is an umbrella term used to describe a set of symptoms and behaviours that occur when the brain stops working properly. This results in loss of independent function for that person.
Daily brain exercises may help decrease your risk of developing dementia by building cognitive reserve.
This page will help you to find local services in relation to dementia quickly and efficiently.
If you are living with dementia, this section offers some practical advice on living your life to the full.
11 people a day develop dementia. People just like you.
Watch our real life stories.
This is an ambitious and wide ranging campaign. It involves
a lot of different organisations co-operating to help people with dementia and their loved ones.
How to diminish the risk factors and reduce the risk of developing dementia.
Behind these numbers are mothers and fathers, brothers and sisters, husbands and wives, neighbours, workmates and friends. All are living with a brain condition that deeply affects both their lives and the lives of people who care for them.
One aim of the Understand Together campaign is to inspire and encourage everyone to become involved in creating inclusive and supportive environments for people with dementia and their loved ones. We want to encourage individuals, businesses and other organisations to take small practical steps to help build compassionate communities that provide vital social support to those experiencing dementia.
We can all make a difference ... where can you fit in?
Fear & stigmasurround dementia
People are often afraid to talk to those they know with dementa, and this can lead to a lot of unnecessary loneliness.
There are training programmes for carers, and for people working in various industries or jobs that could help to support people with dementia.