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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:
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Carer Information and Support Programme (CrISP)
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Alzheimer's Scotland
Link opens in new window www.alzscot.org
Helpline: 0808 808 3000
Find your local support service:
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Dementia Research (NHS National Institute for Health Research)
Join dementia research - register your interest in dementia research
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Children & young people 

Explaining dementia to children and young people (Alzheimer's Society)
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Resources for Children and Young People (Dementia UK)
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Online  resources Alzheimer's disease (NHS website)
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News and events

September 21st is World Alzheimer's Day
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Our resources Talking To Children About Your Illness

The 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 our copy of the Alzheimer's Society's booklet "Talking To Children About Your Illness".