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.

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.

Sources of support 

Our ‘sources of support’ booklet is for family carers of people with dementia and for people living with dementia. It may also contain useful information for professionals working in the field of dementia care.

Tips for better communication

Dementia is a complex condition and every person’s experience is different. However, many people living with dementia can face similar challenges with communication.

Admiral Nurses

When things get challenging or difficult, our nurses work alongside people with dementia, and their families: giving them one-to-one support, expert guidance and practical solutions.