Dementia is caused by diseases that damage the brain and affect a person’s ability to think, remember and go about their day-to-day life.


While everyone with dementia is different, common challenges include everyday activities like getting dressed, eating and bathing. Over time, a person with dementia will need more support to carry out these daily tasks.

Not everyone will experience all of these changes, and symptoms may progress at different rates and in different ways for each person.

This tool will help you understand some of the challenges people with dementia may face in their day-to-day life. It will also let you explore how we’re working to make life easier for people with dementia by developing pioneering new treatments.

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Click on the icons to see how certain daily tasks can become more challenging as dementia progresses.