Not everyone will experience difficulties with all of these activities and a person’s symptoms can progress at different rates. You can find information about how dementia commonly affects activities of daily living below.

This information was updated in June 2021 and is due for review in June 2023. It does not replace any advice that doctors, pharmacists or nurses may give you. Please contact us if you would like a version with references.


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