What is Dementia?
The word ‘Dementia’ describes a set of symptoms that may include memory loss and difficulties with thing, problem-solving or language.
These changes are often small to start with, but for someone with Dementia they have become severe enough to affect daily life. A person with Dementia may also experience changes in their mood or behaviour.
There are currently around 850,000 people in the UK with Dementia. It mainly affects people over the age of 65 (one in 14 people in this age group have dementia), and the likelihood of developing dementia increases significantly with age. However dementia can affect younger people too. There are more than 42,000 people in the UK under 65 with dementia.
An Age UK Representative will be available on the following days, times and Surgeries to provide Dementia Advice;
Oakham Medical Pracice
Monday 21st May – 10.30am to 12pm
Wednesday 23rd May – 2pm to 3pm
Thursday 24th May – 2pm to 3pm
Market Overton and Somerby Surgeries
Monday 21st May – 2pm to 3pm
Thursday – 9.30am – 11am