Dementia is a symptom of many illnesses including Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s disease, Huntington’s disease and AIDS. Effects include loss of memory, intellect, rationality, social skills and normal emotional reactions. Help is available for carers of people with dementia.
Topic: Introduction to dementia
Dementia is not a normal part of ageing and can happen to anybody.
Depression makes it harder for a person with dementia to remember things and enjoy their life.
A correct diagnosis of dementia at an early stage is important for early treatment, support and planning for the future.
People with dementia differ in the patterns of problems they experience and in the speed with which their abilities deteriorate.