person with dementia at home

Understanding dementia

Dementia affects people in different ways, depending on the type of dementia. The impact can be physical, emotional and psychological, and can also profoundly change the practicalities of everyday life. Use the links below to find out more about the different types of dementia and check out our range of information leaflets

What is dementia?

Dementia is an umbrella term used to describe a range of progressive neurological disorders, that is, conditions affecting the brain. Read our information leaflet

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Types and symptoms

Find out more about the different types of dementia and the symptoms

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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 memory, communication, personality or behaviour of someone close to you, it is important to consult a GP as soon as possible, so that an accurate diagnosis is made

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Prevention and risk factors

There are some things that can increase your risk of getting dementia, including age and gender. There are also ways to reduce your risk of dementia or delay its impact


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Get support

We know that living with dementia can be a hard and lonely experience. Our specialist Admiral Nurses work alongside you, offering one-to-one support, expert guidance and practical solutions

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Information for professionals

Admiral Nurses provide the specialist dementia support that families need. That’s why we’re working hard to increase the number of nurses across the UK. To do that, we need your help – whether you’re a nurse looking for a new challenge, a commissioner of health and social care, or someone who works for an organisation looking to host an Admiral Nurse service

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