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Age UK - Understanding Dementia

Published on 29 May 2019 03:06 PM

Dementia is a progressive disorder that affects how your brain works and in particular the ability to remember, think and reason. It is not a disease in itself – but a group of symptoms that may accompany a number of diseases that can affect the brain.

Dementia is not a consequence of growing old but the risk of having dementia increases with age. Most people who are affected by dementia are over 65, but there are many people younger than this. Click on this excellent link from AgeUK to better understand dementia.

Understanding Dementia

Click this link to find out more about the symptoms, risks and types of Dementia