Five things you shouldknow about dementiaFor more information, visit alzheimers.org.ukAlzheimer'sSocietUnitedAgainstDementia1. Dementia is not a3. It's not just aboutlosing your memorynatural part of ageingWe all forget a name or a facesometimes. Especially as we get older.But dementia is something different.When most people hear the worddementia, they think of memory lossSomeone with dementia might repeatMemory problems are one of a numberthemselves and have problems recallingof symptoms that people with dementia things 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 GPdementia can also affect the way peoplebehaveOther 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 emotionsbrain4. People can still liveDiseases such as Alzheimer's diseasecause nerve cells to die, damaging thestructure and chemistry of the brainwell with dementiaAlthough there is no cure for dementia,There are lots of other causes and nosclentists and researchers are workingtwo types of dementia are the same. Inhard to find onedifferent types of dementia there isdamage to different parts of the brain treatments are availableUntil that day comes, support andOther types of dementia includevascular dementia, mixed dementiadementia with Lewy bodies andfrontotemporal dementiawith symptoms and managing daily lifeThese can allow people with dementia tolead active, purposeful lives and carry orndoing 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 HelplineNational 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 Societ United Against Dementia 1. Dementia is not a 3. It's not just about losing your memory natural part of ageing We all forget a name or a face sometimes. Especially as we get older. But dementia is something different. When most people hear the word dementia, they think of memory loss Someone with dementia might repeat Memory problems are one of a numberthemselves and have problems recalling of symptoms that people with dementia things 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 dementia can also affect the way people behave Other 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 4. People can still live Diseases such as Alzheimer's disease cause nerve cells to die, damaging the structure and chemistry of the brain well with dementia Although there is no cure for dementia, There are lots of other causes and nosclentists and researchers are working two types of dementia are the same. Inhard to find one different types of dementia there is damage to different parts of the brain treatments are available Until that day comes, support and Other types of dementia include vascular dementia, mixed dementia dementia with Lewy bodies and frontotemporal dementia with symptoms and managing daily life These can allow people with dementia to lead active, purposeful lives and carry orn 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