Name Alzheimer's
Related to/Also known as Dementia
Symptoms of Alzheimer's

Dementia is a term used to describe various different brain disorders, that have in common a loss of brain function that is usually progressive and eventually severe.

The most common type of dementia is Alzheimer's Disease.

Symptoms of dementia include loss of memory, confusion and problems with speech.

Types There are over 100 different types of dementia, including Alzheimer's Disease. For more information see the Alzheimer's Society website Link opens in new window
Useful national contacts

Alzheimer's Society (England, Wales and Northern Ireland)
Link opens in new window www.alzheimers.org.uk
Helpline: 0300 222 1122
Find your local support service:
Link opens in new window www.alzheimers.org.uk/local-information/dementia-connect/#!/search
Carer Information and Support Programme (CrISP)
Link opens in new window www.alzheimers.org.uk/about-us/our-dementia-programmes/carer-information-support-programme

Alzheimer's Scotland
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Helpline: 0808 808 3000
Find your local support service:
Link opens in new window www.alzscot.org/services_and_support/search

Dementia Research (NHS National Institute for Health Research)
Join dementia research - register your interest in dementia research
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Online  resources Alzheimer's Society factsheets in audio format
Link opens in new window http://bit.ly/1fgojzY
News and events

"Drug removes Alzheimer’s hallmark amyloid protein from the brains of people with early-stage disease"  (Alzheimer's Society website, August 2016)
Link opens in new window www.alzheimers.org.uk/site/scripts/news_article.php?newsID=2650

Our resources

Learning to speak Alzheimer'sThe library at The Brain Charity has a range of  resources on Alzheimer's and on a wide range of disability related issues.

Visit our library to read Learning To Speak Alzheimer's: The new approach to living positively with Alzheimer's Disease by Joanne Koenig Coste. Or have a look in your local library for this book Link opens in new window
Find this in a library at WorldCat.org