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Dementia support

‘Dementia is an umbrella term for a range of progressive conditions that affect the brain.

Each type of dementia stops a person’s brain cells (neurones) working properly in specific areas, affecting their ability to remember, think and speak. Doctors typically use the word ‘‘dementia’’ to describe common symptoms – such as memory loss, confusion, and problems with speech and understanding – that get worse over time.

Dementia can affect a person at any age but it’s more common in people over the age of 65.’

Further information can be found on the links below:

Visit the NHS website here

Visit the Dementia Support Hampshire &IOW charity website here

Visit the Dementia UK website here for specialist support to families facing dementia

Information to follow for the Havant and Waterlooville specialist dementia team for a tailored and personalised support package

Date published: 12th August, 2022
Date last updated: 12th August, 2022