Discover more about dementia, bust some common myths and find out how research will lead us to a cure.

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About dementia

What is dementia? Who has it? How it is diagnosed? In this section, we answer all of these questions and more.

What is dementia?

Dementia affects so many people, but there's still so much misunderstanding about the condition. Here we've explained the basics.

Different types of dementia

Did you know there are many different types of dementia? We've taken a look at some of the most common forms.

Diagnosing dementia

A dementia diagnosis is crucial to gaining access to the right support, but it also plays a key role in progressing research efforts.

Treatments for dementia

There are some treatments available for people with dementia, but we’re working to bring about new treatments that will change lives.

Busting dementia myths

Misconceptions about dementia have held back our research efforts. Uncover the truth behind some common myths.

Reducing your risk

There are no sure-fire ways to prevent dementia, but there are positive steps we can take to reduce our risk of developing the condition.

Does dementia run in the family?

As so many people know someone living with dementia today, it's no surprise this is one of the most common questions we're asked.

Who does dementia affect?

Dementia does not discriminate. It can affect people of all ages, genders and professions.

What’s happening in our brain?

Our brains are the most complex structure in the known universe and we are still learning more about this vital organ every day.