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Dementia is a term used to describe many different types of conditions that affect the brain. Some of the key symptoms include:

  • Memory loss
  • Confusion
  • Inability to perform everyday activities

There are over 150 types of dementia. The most common in Australia are Alzheimer’s disease, vascular dementia, frontotemporal dementia and Lewy body disease. Dementia typically affects an older demographic, but can also affect younger people. This is called younger onset dementia.

The information on this website aims to help you understand what dementia is, how it might affect a person’s life, how to alleviate the stigma associated with dementia, and how best to support people who are diagnosed with dementia.

You can also take a look at our wide range of dementia information sheets.

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