When someone has dementia their brain slowly stops working. This causes:

Problems remembering things.

Problems with thinking clearly.

Changes to how they feel and act.

Problems doing normal activities.

There are different types of dementia. The most common types are:

  • Alzheimer’s disease
  • Vascular dementia.

Dementia is most common in people over the age of 65.

Often people with a learning disability develop young-onset dementia, which is dementia in a person under 65-years-old. 

Read more information from Dementia UK

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