Dementia is the name for a group of symptoms caused by disorders that affect the brain. It is not a specific disease and there are many different forms of dementia and a variety of possible symptoms.
If you or a family member feels there are some problems with confusion or memory, it is a good idea to visit your GP for an assessment. There are some helpful treatments for some types of dementia, or it may be the diagnosis is something different.
For more information and help, please click here for our Communication & Dementia resource sheet:
Below is a list of organisations offering assistance and information for people affected by dementia: