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Dementia

According to figures released by the Department of Health in 2013, there are some 800,000 people living with dementia in the UK. Some will not yet have been diagnosed. Current predictions estimate that this figure will rise to 1.7 million within 40 years. Browse our useful tips and articles to understand how you can keep your mind sharp and care for loved ones. 

Dementia fact file

There are over 800,000 people living with dementia in the UK. We answer some queries about memory loss and dementia.

Dementia FAQ

Fact sheet for carers

Caring for someone with dementia can be a strain emotionally and financially. It's important to get the right advice and support.

Information for carers

Can you invest in a healthy brain

Can brain-training games often expensive supplements help reduce the risk of developing dementia?

Brain training

Keep your mind sharp

Jessica Smith, a research officer with Alzheimer's Society, shares some advice on reducing the risk of developing dementia. 

Reduce the risk

Alzheimer's: a carer's story

Caryl Kelly lives with her husband Tom, who has dementia. Here Caryl describes some of the challenges of being a full-time carer.

Read Caryl's story

World Alzheimer's Day

September 21st is World Alzheimer’s Day – a day on which people come together to help raise awareness of Alzheimer's.

Signs of Alzheimer’s

Dementia challenge

Launched by David Cameron in March 2012, with the aim of delivering major improvements in dementia care.

Find out more

Dementia demystified

We take a look at what dementia is, it's causes and whether there is anything we can do to avoid developing it.

Dementia demystified

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