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Dementia is an umbrella term to describe a wide range of progressive neurological conditions. Although most people experiencing dementia are older, sometimes younger people are affected too.

What is dementia?

Dementia is an umbrella term to describe a wide range of progressive neurological conditions.
Dementia is a brain disease, causing physical changes in the brain. You can’t see dementia, it’s an invisible disability that over time can affect memory, thinking, communication mood and behaviour. Symptoms vary and gradually get worse over time. Every person’s journey through dementia is unique and different.

Who Gets Dementia?

Dementia can affect anyone, it does not discriminate.

Signs and Symptoms of Dementia

Often, the signs of dementia are thought of as just getting old. This can lead to a late diagnosis and can delay getting vital support. Click here to check out some of the symptoms to look out for.

Getting Diagnosed

An early diagnosis of dementia means access to support, education, and programmes to live well. It helps set up a strong network of support and it allows the chance to plan for the future.

Types of Dementia

Alzheimer’s is the most common form of dementia, however there are several different kinds that you can be diagnosed with.

The Dementia Journey

Everyone’s experience with dementia is different, Dementia Auckland can help you with the journey.

Living With Dementia

People affected by dementia can still live fulfilling and prosperous lives. A dementia diagnosis does not mean the end of the road.