The information in this section defines dementia, describes the symptoms and causes of dementia and explains the difference between normal memory problems and dementia.
What is dementia? Who gets dementia? What are the early signs of dementia and what are its most common forms? All these questions plus more are answered here.
There are many types of dementia caused by different brain diseases. Find out what the most common types of dementia are.
There is a difference between memory loss as a part of normal ageing and as a symptom of dementia. This information describes those differences and provides some tips on keeping your memory sharp.
This page looks at some of the common behaviour changes that may occur when a person has dementia. Reasons for the changes and some general guidelines for coping with them are discussed.
Younger onset dementia or early onset dementia refers to dementia which first emerges before a person reaches the age of 65. Younger onset dementia can occur in your 50’s, 40’s or even your 30’s. This section provides information that will help people to understand their symptoms and plan for the future.