About dementia

Dementia is a word used to describe a group of symptoms including memory loss, confusion, mood changes and difficulty with day-to-day tasks.

There are many causes of dementia, with Alzheimer’s disease the most common.

These pages provide specific information about common causes of dementia, along with more general information. It does not replace any advice given by doctors, nurses or pharmacists, but aims to give background information which we hope you find helpful.