Living Well with Dementia
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About Dementia

Dementia is not a normal part of ageing. It is the name for a range of symptoms which cause damage to the brain. This damage causes a decline in cognitive abilities and can affect memory, thinking, language and cause challenges carrying out everyday tasks. Changes are usually small to start with and progress over time. Various factors increase the risk of someone developing dementia. Age, genes, health and lifestyle all play a part. There are many different types of dementia, you can find out more about these here.

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There are several steps you can take to build confidence and put in place important strategies and supports for now and the future.

There are many things you can do with and without a diagnosis of dementia that can help engage and challenge our brains.