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Dementia

Dementia is a disease which usually affects older people, and because of an ageing population, it is increasingly common. Often, it causes the brain functions to gradually disintegrate, especially the abilities to reason and remember. Alzheimer's is one common type of dementia, but there are others.

Unfortunately,there is no known cure at present, but the organisations listed here can give help and support to those living with the condition, their families and carers.

  • Wales Dementia Helpline

    Bilingual support to anyone, of any age, who is caring for someone with dementia.

    0808 808 2235

    www.dementiahelpline.org.uk

  • Alzheimer's Society

    A UK wide organisation which can give help and support to those living with Alzheimer's, their families and carers. There are branches to be found throughout North and South Wales.

    0300 222 11 22

    www.alzheimers.org.uk

  • DEEP

    The Dementia Engagement and Empowerment Project help to make sure that the voices of those living with the condition are heard withing policy decisions and local services. There are many groups in Wales, more details on the website.

    dementiavoices.org.uk

  • Carers Wales

    An organisation that offers advice and support to carers in Wales, and campaigns on behalf of carers' rights across the country. Contact them about any aspect of caring for others, from where to get financial help to your local services.

    www.carersuk.org/wales

  • Patient.info

    Extensive, good quality health information usually provided by GPs and nurses during consultation.

    www.patient.info

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