It is normal to have questions about dementia and the diseases that cause it. Here we aim to address some of those questions and hope to challenge some common myths and misconceptions.

Dementia: your questions answered


The Basics

Questions about risk

Questions about diet

Questions about metals

Questions about keeping active

Other medical conditions and dementia

Can I take part in research?

People with and without dementia, as well as carers, have a vital role to play in helping scientists understand more about diseases like Alzheimer's, and to test new treatments, therapies and methods of diagnosis.

You can register to find out which research studies you may be suitable to take part in via Join Dementia Research.

You can also register your interest and find out more about what might be involved in a research study by clicking the button below.

Further information

If you are worried about your health or memory, you should discuss it with your doctor who will listen to your concerns, organise tests, offer advice and refer you to a specialist if necessary.

You can also visit our page Support for people affected by dementia to find contact details of organisations that can help you with practical and emotional support.

This information was updated in November 2022 and is due for review in November 2024.

Please contact us if you would like a version with references.


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