The word "dementia" describes a set of symptoms that may include memory loss and difficulties with thinking, problem-solving or language.
Dementia is caused when the brain is damaged by diseases, such as Alzheimer’s disease or a series of strokes, or it can be associated with other conditions such as Parkinson’s disease or Down’s syndrome.
Dementia is progressive, which means the symptoms will gradually get worse.
Understanding the causes, key signs and symptoms of dementia are an important step in learning to live well with Dementia.
To read more about the signs and symptoms of Dementia, please click here.