Helpful information

You might have general questions about the diagnosis or symptoms of dementia. Perhaps you’re interested in the treatments currently available, or the risk factors for developing the condition. You will find the answers in these pages.

The information here does not replace any advice that medical professionals may give you, but provides some background information which we hope you find helpful.

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Getting diagnosed

Information on this page is for anyone who wants to know more about how a diagnosis of dementia is made.

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Symptoms

Symptoms

Dementia often develops slowly and the early signs are not always obvious.

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Treatments available

Treatments available

This page aims to give an overview of the range of currently available treatments for dementia.

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Reducing the risk

Alzheimer’s and other dementias are complex diseases. We are making considerable progress in understanding how they develop and it’s clear that they don’t have one single cause.

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Genes and dementia

Genes and dementia

We are often asked about the genetics of dementia - whether diseases like Alzheimer's can be inherited, or passed down through families.

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Frequently asked questions

Answers to some commonly-asked questions about dementia, memory, risk factors and treatments.

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Support for carers

Being a carer can cause a mix of feelings. It can be both rewarding and challenging. If you look after someone with dementia, you may have many questions and worries.

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Getting involved in research

Volunteers, both with and without dementia, who take part in research studies or clinical trials play an essential role in helping scientists and doctors to understand dementia and test potential new treatments.

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The Brain Tour

From movement to memory, find out what different parts of the brain do, and how they can be affected by dementia.

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Ordering information about dementia

Alzheimer's Research UK has a wide range of information about dementia. Order booklets or download them from our online form.

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The Information Standard

Alzheimer’s Research UK is proud to be a certified member of The Information Standard.

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