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Dementia

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.

Speak to someone at your local Age UK for face-to-face help and support.

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For more information call Age UK on 0800 055 6112

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