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.
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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.
Our partner organisations have a wide range of useful publications and support services for people with dementia, their loved ones and anyone who wants to understand more about dementia.
Click on the links to find more information about dementia in the following areas:
Patient information on mild cognitive impairment
Coping with the early stages of dementia
Practical tips for living well with dementia
Practical tips post diagnosis
Post diagnosis information on medication, wills, finances
Driving and dementia: A factsheet for patients
Nutrition in dementia
Understanding changes in behaviour and management tips
Some tips for family/ carers when managing difficult behaviours
A practical guide to daily living for family caregivers
Advance care directive Factsheet
Finding a suitable nursing home for your relative with dementia
Understanding The Fair Deal application process
Life for caregivers after placing a relative in a nursing home
Loss and Grief Factsheet
Loss and grief when a family member has dementia
Grieving following the death of someone with dementia
Dementia design brief for residential care