|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)
|Online resources||Alzheimer's Society factsheets in audio format
|News and events||Are you interested in helping “memory and ageing” research?
You may be eligible to participate in a study at Liverpool John Moores University exploring how individual memory strategies predict future cognitive decline.
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 book The Dementia Guide: Living well after diagnosis.