Dementia
Dementia is not a natural ageing process, but is always due to disease. Dementia is a condition where brain function is impaired. Impaired memory is the most prominent symptom, although the ability…

Dementia Diseases
More than 100 different diseases can lead to dementia. Some of the diseases are very rare, however. The diseases that can lead to dementia can be divided according to the disease type. Progressive…

Dementia-like Conditions
The following conditions can be mistaken for dementia: depression alcohol abuse Acute Confusional States (delirium) side-effects of certain types of medications physical diseases such as brain damage…

Telling Other People
It is important to remember that the choice to either be open or hide the disease affects both you and your immediate family. It also has an effect on your relationship with friends, acquaintances,…

Everyday Life
There are many different types of dementia, and their courses may vary significantly. It is thus a good idea to get an insight into the course of your dementia. With a good insight into your disease,…

Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Populations
Brochures are available if you come from another country and would like information on dementia diseases in other languages. see Alzheimers Australia site at www.alzheimers.org.au