Living with dementia

What does it do?

If you need dementia support, we’re here to support you. We know dementia affects everyone differently. So whether you or a loved one is affected by dementia, you’ve come to the right place. 

What is dementia?

Dementia is a range of symptoms that show that the brain has a disease. Only some people get dementia. It does not happen to everyone as they get older. 

Most people with dementia have Alzheimer’s disease or vascular dementia. Fewer people with dementia have dementia with Lewy bodies (DLB) or frontotemporal dementia (FTD). There are other types of dementia that smaller numbers of people get.

What are the symptoms of dementia?

A person with dementia can forget things. They can think, feel, speak and act differently. They may be confused. These changes can be small. They will get worse. After some time, the person will not be able to do everyday things.

If you notice any changes and are worried about yourself or someone else, first speak to your GP.

We know that living with dementia can be challenging, which is why we offer specialist dementia advice and support for you and your family, after a diagnosis. Find out more by contacting us on 0300 37 33 333.

Visit the Alzheimer’s Society website to find useful guides and information about dementia.