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Dementia

Dementia is a condition that affects a person’s thinking, their behaviour and their ability to perform everyday tasks. There are more than 100 different causes of dementia, including Alzheimer’s disease, vascular dementia and dementia with Lewy bodies. Dementia is more common in older people, although people under 65 can develop so called younger onset dementia. Learn about common dementia worries, how to prepare your home environment and caring for someone with dementia in this section.

Early diagnosis of dementia means early access to support, information and possibly medicines.

Dementia – an overview

Dementia is an umbrella term that refers to symptoms caused by changes in the functioning of the brain that affect memory, personality and behaviour. ...

Worried about dementia

Worried about dementia?

You might be worried you or a family member has dementia. Learn tips to help you understand the early signs of dementia and how to raise concerns with...

Making your home safe and comfortable for a person with dementia is very important.

Dementia and the home environment

Making your home environment safe and comfortable for a person with dementia is very important. Find out more by reading these helpful resources.

Alzheimer's disease is the most common form of dementia.

Alzheimer's disease

Alzheimer's disease affects the brain functions, memory and behaviour. Find out about symptoms, how it’s diagnosed, and how to help delay its onset.

Younger onset dementia

Younger onset dementia

People under 65 can develop so-called younger onset dementia. Learn about planning, legal rights and respite care for people with early onset dementia...

Caring for someone with dementia.

Caring for someone with dementia

Caring for someone with dementia can be frustrating and stressful at times, but there are organisations that can help with training and support.

Respite care for people with dementia

Respite care for carers of people with dementia

There are many ways to get respite care. Here is some information about the different types of respite care available and programs to look into.

Dementia can make driving difficult as it can affect memory, concentration, judgement and vision.

Dementia and driving

Dementia can affect your memory, concentration, judgement and vision, which can make driving a car more difficult. Learn about how it can affect drivi...

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Alzheimers disease

Alzheimers disease is a form of dementia.

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Dementia (Non-Alzheimer type) - Brain Foundation

Dementia (Non-Alzheimer type) (See also Alzheimers Disease) Description The term dementia is used to describe the pattern of deteriorating intellectual function particularly (although not exclusively) in the elderly that can occur as a result of various neurological disorders

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Alzheimers Disease - Brain Foundation

Alzheimers Disease Description Alzheimers Disease is a form of dementia a neurodegenerative disease that damages the brains intellectual functions (memory, orientation, calculation, etc

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Dementia Australia | Dementia research

Researchers are currently investigating a number of aspects of dementia. Research into the causes of dementia There is still much to learn about the possible causes of dementia, including Alzheimer's disease - the most common form of dementia.

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Alzheimer's disease - myDr.com.au

Alzheimer's disease is the most common form of dementia. Find out all you need to know, including what causes it and whether it can be prevented.

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Dementia Australia | Genetics of dementia

People affected by dementia are often concerned about whether the condition can be passed along in families. Here we discuss the role of heredity in Alzheimers disease and other forms of dementia.

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Dementia: what is it? - myDr.com.au

Dementia affects thinking, behaviour and the ability to perform everyday tasks. Find out the early signs of dementia and the importance of a timely diagnosis.

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Dementia Australia | Down syndrome and Alzheimer's disease

Research has established a link between Down syndrome and Alzheimers disease. This page explains what is currently known about this link, and discusses the diagnosis of Alzheimers disease in people with Down syndrome and some information about where to find additional support.

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Down Syndrome and Dementia: A Guide for Families

Dementia is an umbrella term that includes a range of conditions that cause symptoms associated with a decline in memory or other thinking skills.

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Dementia Australia | Dementia treatments and cure

Researchers around the world are working to develop effective treatments for dementia, and eventually to find a cure. Much of this work is focussed on Alzheimers disease, the most common form of dementia. There is currently no cure for Alzheimers disease. Available medications can reduce symptoms and improve quality of life in some people, but they do not stop the progress

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