What is dementia? It is a question that is often asked.
Dementia is an umbrella term for memory loss. That could be with diseases like Alzheimer’s which is the most common ‘disease of the brain’ that causes dementia in the UK and is said to affect over 60% of all diagnosed cases of dementia.
But there are other forms of dementia. You can find a list of other dementia here
It can be difficult trying to understand what is dementia and the causes of diseases like Alzheimer’s unless you are familiar with how the brain works and what affects its ability to function correctly.
But an easy to understand video produced by the Alzheimer’s Society explains how the brain is affected by the disease, what is dementia and what causes the disease like Alzheimer’s to develop in the brain.
Just click below to start to play the video on what is dementia.
You can find more details on the Alzheimer’s Association and other organisations that can help with Alzheimer’s disease or other forms of dementia on our groups page.
We have many more videos on dementia and what its like to live with somebody with the condition. You can also read about how to care for somebody with dementia and how some of the many UK organisations help carers and sufferers with day-to-day living.