The term 'dementia' describes a set of symptoms which can include loss of memory, mood changes, and problems with communication and reasoning. These symptoms occur when the brain is damaged by certain diseases and conditions, including Alzheimer's disease.
Alzheimer’s Disease Society (2013)
Dementia is not a natural part of ageing, if you think someone may have symptoms of dementia it is really important that they see their own GP.
Different types of dementia
The four most common types of dementia are; -
Alzheimer's Disease, Vascular Dementia, Frontotemporal Lobe and Dementia with Lewy Bodies.
Some people have a combination of different types of dementia and each experience of dementia is individual and unique.