|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|
|Useful national contacts||
Carer Information and Support Programme (CrISP)
Dementia Research (NHS National Institute for Health Research)
|Children & young people||
Explaining dementia to children and young people (Alzheimer's Society)
Resources for Children and Young People (Dementia UK)
|Online resources||Alzheimer's disease (NHS website)
|News and events||
September 21st is World Alzheimer's Day
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".