Five things you shouldknow about dementiaFor more information, visit alzheimers.org.ukAlzheimer'sSocietyUnitedAgainstDementia1. Dementia is not a3. It's not just aboutnatural part of ageing losing your memoryWhen most people hear the wordSomeone with dementia might repeatdementia can also affect the way peopleWe all forget a name or a facesometimes. Especially as we get older dementia, they think of memory lossBut dementia is something different.Memory problems are one of a numberthemselves and have problems recallingof symptoms that people with dementiathings that happened recently. Butmay experience. There are lots ofreasons someone may show symptoms think, speak, perceive things, feel andsimilar to dementia. If you're worriedabout your memory, or about someoneelse, the first thing to do is make anappointment with the GPbehaveer common symptoms includedifficulties concentrating, problemsplanning and thinking things throughstruggling with familiar daily tasks2. Dementia is caused problems judging distances (even thoughby diseases of theeyesight is fine) and mood changes anddifficulties controlling emotionsbrainDiseases such as Alzheimer's diseasestructure and chemistry of the brain4. People can still livesapeclldwell with dementiacause nerve cells to die, damaging the well with deAlthough there is no cure for dementiaThere are lots of other causes and nocientists and researchers are workingtwo types of dementia are the same. In harddifferent types of dementia there isdamage to different parts of the brainto find oneOther types of dementia includevascular dementia, mixed dementiadementia with Lewy bodies andfrontotemporal dementiaUntil that day comes, support andtreatments are available that can helpwith symptoms and managing daily life.These can allow people with dementia tolead active, purposeful lives and carry ondoing the things that matter to themmost5. Alzheimer's Society is here for anyoneaffected by dementiaFor information and support on all forms of dementia, please call our NationalDementia Helpline:National Dementia Helpline0300 222 1122Monday-Wednesday, 9am-5pm, Thursday & Friday, 9am-8pmSaturday & Sunday 10am-4pmAlzheimer's Society operates in England, Wales and Northern Ireland, registered charity no. 296645

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Five things you should know about dementia For more information, visit alzheimers.org.uk Alzheimer's Society United Against Dementia 1. Dementia is not a 3. It's not just about natural part of ageing losing your memory When most people hear the word Someone with dementia might repeat dementia can also affect the way people We all forget a name or a face sometimes. Especially as we get older dementia, they think of memory loss But dementia is something different. Memory problems are one of a numberthemselves and have problems recalling of symptoms that people with dementiathings that happened recently. But may experience. There are lots of reasons someone may show symptoms think, speak, perceive things, feel and similar to dementia. If you're worried about your memory, or about someone else, the first thing to do is make an appointment with the GP behave er common symptoms include difficulties concentrating, problems planning and thinking things through struggling with familiar daily tasks 2. Dementia is caused problems judging distances (even though by diseases of the eyesight is fine) and mood changes and difficulties controlling emotions brain Diseases such as Alzheimer's disease structure and chemistry of the brain 4. People can still live sapeclldwell with dementia cause nerve cells to die, damaging the well with de Although there is no cure for dementia There are lots of other causes and nocientists and researchers are working two types of dementia are the same. In hard different types of dementia there is damage to different parts of the brain to find one Other types of dementia include vascular dementia, mixed dementia dementia with Lewy bodies and frontotemporal dementia Until that day comes, support and treatments are available that can help with symptoms and managing daily life. These can allow people with dementia to lead active, purposeful lives and carry on doing the things that matter to them most 5. Alzheimer's Society is here for anyone affected by dementia For information and support on all forms of dementia, please call our National Dementia Helpline: National Dementia Helpline 0300 222 1122 Monday-Wednesday, 9am-5pm, Thursday & Friday, 9am-8pm Saturday & Sunday 10am-4pm Alzheimer's Society operates in England, Wales and Northern Ireland, registered charity no. 296645