What is dementia?

Dementia is a common condition that affects over 850,000 people in the UK and the number is set to rise to 1 million by 2021 according to the Alzheimer's Society website.

Dementia describes symptoms that may include memory loss, difficulties with thinking, problem-solving or language and sometimes changes in mood or behaviour.  

Dementia is not a natural part of ageing and it occurs when the brain is affected by a disease or a series of strokes. 

There are many types of dementia, with the most common types being Alzheimer's disease and vascular dementia and some people have a combination of these, known as mixed dementia.


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What is Dementia?

Dementia treatment

Living with Dementia

Tips for Living with Dementia

Dementia Services

Shropshire CCG Dementia Day

Shropshire Services & Self-Help Support Groups - Dementia

National Services - Dementia


Self Care and Support

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