Although each person's experience of dementia differs, in general the most common types of dementia progress through several stages, with the symptoms gradually getting worse.
Frontotemporal dementia is most often diagnosed between the ages of 45 and 65, but younger or older people can also be affected.
Dementia describes symptoms affecting a person's memory, thinking and reasoning caused by brain diseases, such as Alzheimer's disease.
This list offers a guide to Alzheimer’s disease charities, organisations and resources online.
Although doctors know what happens to the brain with Alzheimer's disease, the reason the condition develops and affects some people and not others is less clear.
Being diagnosed with Alzheimer's disease can be a shock, and many people find counselling is useful in coming to terms with the condition and living with Alzheimer's disease.
If a relative receives a diagnosis of Alzheimer’s disease, and you live many miles away, being a long-distance carer can be a challenge. Here are some tips.
Here are some tips to help maintain as normal a life as possible after an Alzheimer's diagnosis.
A person with Alzheimer’s disease may develop problems making it hard to look after themselves. They may need help with eating, bathing, shaving and using the toilet.
Dementia describes symptoms that result from damage to the brain, such as memory loss and problems with thinking. Alzheimer's disease is the most common form of dementia.
Get answers to some frequently asked questions about Alzheimer’s disease.
Alzheimer's disease cannot be cured, but treatments are available to help slow down the progression of the condition and to manage symptoms.
Alzheimer's disease can cause difficulty with understanding what's being said, and finding the right words when speaking. Here are some tips for better communication when talking to a person with Alzheimer's disease
Learn about the different types of Alzheimer’s Disease.
Although people with Alzheimer’s disease don’t need to follow a special diet, following a healthy, balanced, nutritious diet can help maintain overall health.
There is no cure for Alzheimer’s disease, but as well as treatments to manage symptoms, music and art therapy may be recommended to help a person maintain their quality of life.
Getting a diagnosis of Alzheimer's disease can cause many concerns. It can be hard to remember to ask all the questions you'd like answered during doctor's appointments. Here are some suggestions.
A person with Alzheimer's disease may experience behaviour changes as the condition progresses.
Factors that may increase the risk of Alzheimer's disease include age, gender and family history.
People with Down's syndrome have an increased risk of developing Alzheimer's disease later in life.
Some changes or adaptations around the home can make life easier and safer for a person with Alzheimer’s disease. Here are some tips.
Aggressive behaviour or words can be a symptom of Alzheimer’s disease in around a third of people with the condition.
Alzheimer's disease tends to first affect the part of the brain dealing with memory and speech.
Staying physically active is important for people with Alzheimer's disease.
Although the causes of Alzheimer’s disease are not fully understood, certain inherited genes do appear to increase a person's risk of developing the condition.
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