What is dementia?

As well as affecting those diagnosed, dementia is heart-breaking for the carers and loved ones of those living with the condition. Early symptoms can include memory loss, difficulties with language and personality changes, and as dementia becomes worse people often lose the ability to walk or move, lose control of their bowels, and in the letter stages often can’t swallow.

These symptoms are caused by diseases of the brain which cause brain cells to stop communicating and die. As more and more brains cells die, people with dementia struggle with more and more tasks.


What would it be like to have an inherited form of dementia in your family?

Lee Bramall, Lee, 38, speaks about what he’s gone through. on the ARUK blog.


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