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13th-19th May is Dementia Action Week


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About dementia

Dementia is a group of symptoms. It’s caused by different diseases that damage the brain. The symptoms get worse over time and include:

  • memory loss
  • confusion and needing help with daily tasks
  • problems with language and understanding
  • changes in behaviour.

Dementia is progressive, which means symptoms may be relatively mild at first, but they get worse over time. There are many types of dementia but Alzheimer’s disease is the most common. The next most common is vascular dementia.

Symptoms of Alzheimer’s disease

Alzheimer’s disease affects everyone differently. However, it has some common early symptoms:

Signs and symptoms of vascular dementia

The most common symptoms of vascular dementia during the early stages are:

  • problems with planning or organising, making decisions or solving problems
  • difficulties following a series of steps (such as when cooking a meal)
  • slower speed of thought
  • problems concentrating, including short periods of sudden confusion.

A person in the early stages may also have difficulties with their memory and their language.


Useful links

Dementia Care Nottingham – Dementia Support at Home | Helping Hands (helpinghandshomecare.co.uk)

Dementia Wellbeing Service Nottingham and Nottinghamshire | Alzheimer’s Society (alzheimers.org.uk)


Alzheimer’s Society (alzheimers.org.uk)

World Alzheimer’s Month – Dementia UK