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Here we give you the answers to some of the most frequently asked questions on Alzheimer’s disease and dementia.
What is dementia?
Dementia is not a disease but a set of symptoms that can include progressive memory loss, confusion and personality change. The condition is not a normal part of ageing, although the likelihood of getting dementia rises with advancing years.
How is dementia connected to Alzheimer’s disease?
Alzheimer’s is the most common cause of dementia. The disease that affects about two-thirds of people with dementia is named after the German psychiatrist Alois Alzheimer who first diagnosed it early in the 20th century.