Alzheimer’s Society is the UK’s leading support and research
charity for people with dementia, their families and carers. Around 850,000 people in the UK have dementia with over 40,000 of these diagnosed cases appearing in young people.
Dementia occurs when the brain is damaged by a disease, with the most common cause of dementia being Alzheimer’s disease. This changes the chemistry and structure of the brain, causing the brain cells to die. Dementia often causes difficulties with
concentration, planning and thinking things through. Some people will struggle with familiar daily tasks, like following a recipe book or using a bank card. Dementia also makes it harder to
communicate, judge distances, increases mood changes and makes it difficult to control emotions.
Support Lipsy and Alzheimer’s Society as we work together to ensure everyone affected by dementia has the best access to
information and care, and help us to ban the common
misconceptions surrounding dementia.
There’s no known cure for dementia, but there are ways to help with symptoms and make life better at every stage. The more we understand about the condition, the more we can do to help people stay independent and live the life they want for as
long as possible.
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