Dementia is an umbrella term for a wide range of diseases that affect a person's ability to perform every day activities due to affects such as declining memory, language, problem-solving and other thinking skills. Abnormal brain changes can increase in severity affecting a person's ability to perform daily activities and live independently. A person's behaviour, feelings and relationships are also affected.
The document pictured to the right is an excellent resource that has been developed by the Australian Government with support from Alzheimer's Australia. You can click on the picture to access more information.
Dementia Australia is the industries Peak body, advocating for the needs of people living with all types of dementia. The website has a valuable range of resources, for families and carers, the availability of support services, education and other information.