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1. What is dementia?

Dementia is a collective term for symptoms which include:

  • Memory loss
  • Personality changes
  • Difficulties with understanding things
  • Communication difficulties
  • Reduced judgement and reasoning
  • Reduction in skills and abilities needed to carry out daily tasks such as washing, dressing and cooking

These symptoms worsen over time, although the rate of progression differs with each person – as do the symptoms.

Find out more about dementia on the Alzheimer’s Society website.

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