About Dementia

The word dementia describes a set of symptoms that may include memory loss and difficulties with thinking, problem-solving or language. These problems are often small to start with, but for someone with dementia they have become severe enough to affect everyday life. A person with dementia may also experience changes in mood or behaviour.

Dementia is caused when the brain is damaged by diseases, such as Alzheimer’s disease or a series of strokes. Alzheimer’s disease  is the most common cause of dementia but not all dementia experiences will depend on the parts of the brain that are damaged and the disease that is causing the dementia.

For more information see the Alzheimer’s Society ‘What Is Dementia’ Fact sheet

Exeter Dementia Action Alliance Foundation works in aid of GivingWorks Charity Number – 1078770.