Dementia Explained

A comprehensive guide to what dementia is and how it can affect you


  • Types of Dementia
  • Signs and Symtpoms
  • Treatments

Whether you’re recently diagnosed, caring for someone or just want more information, educating yourself on dementia can be both useful and empowering. It’s why we’ve created Dementia Explained.


Hardly a day goes by without dementia being mentioned in the news. But how much do you really know about the condition that currently affects more than 850,000 people in the UK — a number expected to rise to more than a million by 2025. has compiled this guide to sort the facts from the fiction. Dementia Explained provides you with all the essential information you need about the main types of dementia, how they are diagnosed, common treatments to ease symptoms, and potential future treatments and cures. We’ve also answered some of your most pressing concerns about whether dementia is hereditary, can it be prevented and possible life expectancy after diagnosis.

So whether you know someone with dementia (42 per cent of the UK population say they do), are living with it yourself or just want to be more informed about the condition, we hope this guide will help you.

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