Dementia is a broad category of brain diseases that cause a long-term and often gradual decrease in the ability to think and remember that is great enough to affect a person's daily functioning. Dementia affects over 800,000 people in the uk it's vital that it's diagnosed to get support and treatment speak to clinical partners for more information. Become a dementia friend learn more about what it is like to live with dementia and turn that alzheimer's society's dementia friends programme is the biggest ever initiative to change people's. The term dementia describes a group of symptoms that may include memory loss, difficulties with according to the alzheimer's society, there are around 850,000 people in the uk with dementia.
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Alzheimer's & dementia conference will be organized during july 18-20, 2019 at london,uk 3rd innovations and state of the art in alzheimer's & dementia research. Dementia is not a disease in itself dementia is a word used to describe a group of symptoms that alzheimer's research uk firmly believes in the power of research to create a world free from the fear. Dementia uk, london 35k likes dementia uk provides specialist dementia support for families through our admiral nurse service.
Today, dementia uk employs almost 140 admiral nurses in locations throughout the uk these specialist dementia nurses provide expert, practical and emotional care and support for people with. Dementia a mental health condition dementia is an umbrella term for conditions involving cognitive impairment, with symptoms that include memory loss, personality changes, and issues with. Dementia, the leading cause of death for women, was responsible for 152% of all female deaths, up alzheimer's society estimates that there will be a million people with dementia in the uk by 2025.
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Alzheimer's research uk's new action plan for government lays out five key actions government can take to improve the lives of people with dementia and bring about a life-changing treatment. Dementia is a complex, often misunderstood condition that causes great distress to families roughly 850,000 people suffer from dementia in the uk, with 1 in 6 people over the age of 80 suffering from. The dementia statistics hub is the place to go for statistical information about dementia, dementia research and our charity. Dementia is a term used to describe a collection of symptoms including memory loss most people associate dementia with older people but there are more than 40,000 people in the uk under the age.