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What Is It?

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Dementia is a term that describes a collection of symptoms including: memory loss, problems with reasoning and communication skills, a reduction in a person's abilities to carry out daily activities and care for themselves.

Becoming forgetful or confused does not necessarily mean that a person is developing dementia.

There are about 850,000 people in the UK with dementia. Some of these will be living with undiagnosed dementia as only 63% of people are formally diagnosed.

Dementia can also be a symptom of other illnesses e.g. stress, depression, or a side effect of medication. Read some key facts about Dementia here.

To find out more visit the Alzheimer's Society website.

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