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Our advice leaflets

What is dementia?

Dementia is an umbrella term for a range of progressive conditions that affect the brain. The five most common types are: Alzheimer’s, vascular dementia, dementia with Lewy bodies, frontotemporal dementia and mixed dementia

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Getting a diagnosis

If you are concerned about your own memory, or you are worried about changes you have noticed with the memory, personality or behaviour of someone close to you, it is important to consult a GP as soon as possible

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What is an Admiral Nurse?

Admiral Nurses work together with families to provide the one-to-one support, expert guidance and practical solutions they need to live more positively with dementia each and every day

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Changes in behaviour at dusk

Sundowning is a term used for the changes in behaviour that occur in the evening, around dusk. Some people who have been diagnosed with dementia experience a growing sense of agitation or anxiety at this time

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Delirium (confusion)

A sudden change in a person’s mental state is known as delirium. Delirium could lead to increased confusion, disorientation, or difficulty with concentration, and can come on very quickly

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View all our advice leaflets

Read or download our free advice leaflets. They’re all written by our dementia specialist nurses and put together in response to the questions we hear on our Helpline and in the community

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