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  • Dementia is the term used to describe the symptoms of a number of illnesses that affect the brain and a person’s ability to perform everyday tasks.
  • Alzheimer’s disease accounts for about two thirds of dementia cases,
  • Common early symptoms of dementia include progressive and frequent memory loss, confusion and personality and behaviour changes.
  • Early diagnosis is important as it enables early support, planning for the future and support for people with dementia, and their families and carers.
  • Medications might help with the symptoms of dementia, but there is no cure.

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Reviewed on: 31-05-2016