Overview of Dementia

Dementia affects everyone differently and varies in progression. Different brain functions affected may include:

  • change to memory e.g. forgets familiar places
  • language e.g. refers back to first language
  • communication e.g. unable to communicate specific needs
  • recognition e.g. difficulty recognising familiar faces
  • social skills e.g. cannot maintain conversations, isolates from people
  • cognitive skills e.g. unable to remember particular words