What is Dementia?
Dementia is a term to describe a collection of symptoms including memory loss, mood changes and problems with reasoning and communication skills. These symptoms occur when the brain is affected by certain diseases or conditions.
It mainly affects people over 65 (but symptoms in younger people shouldn’t be ignored) and the likelihood of developing it increases with age. It is progressive and each person experiences it in their own way. How it progresses depends on the individual person and what type of dementia they have. While there are drugs that can slow the progress of dementia down there is no current cure.