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What is Dementia?
The word “dementia” is a term that describes a set of symptoms that may include memory loss and difficulties with thinking, working things out or language.
Changes may also occur in mood or behaviour. Dementia is caused when the brain is damaged by disease. The specific symptoms that someone experiences will depend on the disease that is causing dementia and parts of the brain that are damaged.
What are the early signs of Dementia?
Early recognition of signs & symptoms of dementia, can help in obtaining timely access to relevant information, resources and support.
What are the different types of Dementia?
There are many different types of dementia. The most common is Alzheimer’s Disease but other types include vascular dementia, Lewy body dementia, frontotemporal dementia, Korsakoff’s syndrome, Parkinson’s disease with dementia.
What are the different stages of Dementia?
Stages are divided generally into early, moderate and advanced stage, although no system is perfect and the stages can overlap.