Dementia is not a specific illness, it is a term we use for a group of symptoms caused by different illnesses that damage the brain.

These illnesses affect different parts of the brain, which is why dementia is different for everyone.

Dementia makes it harder for a person to think, talk, or remember things. Over time dementia gets worse and impacts a person's daily life and the lives of those close to them.

There is no cure for dementia yet but the right care, treatments, and support can help people with dementia live well for as long as possible

Our dementia pages provide more information about different stages of dementia and how you can get support.

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