About dementia


New with dementia

What to do if you've just been diagnosed with dementia

If you have just been diagnosed with dementia, you may feel numb, scared, and find it difficult to take everything in.

Give yourself time to adjust to what a dementia diagnosis means for you…

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Video: Changes that can help you live well with dementia

This film from The Dementia Guide looks at the changes that might need to be introduced to live as well as possible with dementia. 

Contents include having a positive outlook, coping with memory loss, keeping safe at home and being active and staying healthy.

Partner organisation: Alzheimer’s Society

How might dementia affect your relationships?

Living with dementia is likely to have an impact on the people around you and your relationships. 

These pages will help you understand how your relationships might change, and what you can do to prepare for and live with these changes.

Partner organisation: NHS

About dementia

Video: The Dementia Guide​

In this film, Consultant Psychiatrist Dan Harwood and people who have been diagnosed with dementia discuss dementia, the symptoms of dementia, types of dementia and why some people get dementia.

Partner organisation: Alzheimer’s Society

Five things you should know about dementia

It’s not a natural part of ageing and it’s not just about memory loss.

Partner organisation: Alzheimer’s Society

What is dementia?​

Dementia is a syndrome (a group of related symptoms) associated with an ongoing decline of brain functioning.

There are many different causes of dementia, and many different types…

Partner organisation: NHS

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