Dementia is a word used to describe a set of symptoms. Symptoms between the different forms of dementia can vary a great deal and can include memory loss, confusion and mood changes.
Dementia can be caused by a number of different diseases – Alzheimer’s disease is the most well-known and the most common, causing about two thirds of cases.
Other diseases that cause dementia include vascular dementia, dementia with Lewy bodies and frontotemporal dementia. Often, dementia is caused by both Alzheimer’s disease and either vascular dementia or dementia with Lewy bodies, sometimes known as mixed dementia
Dementia Matters Powys
- Dementia Matters is an independent charitable organisation creating a dementia friendly county in Powys. Supporting those that are living with dementia and those who care for them. A list of their upcoming events can be found here.