|Related to/Also known as|
|Symptoms of Dementia
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.
• The British Deaf Association has information in BSL about Dementia.
|Types||There are over 100 different types of dementia. In addition to Alzheimer's Disease, Vascular Dementia, and Dementia With Lewy Bodies are the most common. For more information see the Alzheimer's Society website|
|Useful national contacts||
Young Dementia UK
Lewy Body Society
Alzheimer Scotland (covers Scotland)
Huntingdon's Disease Association
|Children & young people||
Explaining dementia to children and young people (Alzheimer's Society)
Resources for Children and Young People (Dementia UK)
Alzheimer's Society - The Dementia Guide (YouTube)
Making your home dementia friendly (Alzheimer's Society)
|News and events|
The library at The Brain Charity has a range of resources on Dementia and on a wide range of disability-related issues.