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Dementia

Dementia usually occurs in patients who are over 65. Learn how to spot the signs and what to do if you are worried.

dementiaDementia is a common condition that affects around 2,500 people in Leicester, but this is expected to around rise to 3300 by 2016. Your risk of developing dementia increases as you get older, and the condition usually occurs in people over the age of 65.

Dementia is associated with an ongoing decline of the brain and its abilities. This includes problems with:

  • memory loss;
  • thinking speed;
  • mental agility;
  • language;
  • understanding;
  • judgement.

Detecting dementia early means better care can be provided to both patients and their carers. If you are worried that this affects you or a relative, you should speak to your GP. You can find more information about dementia here

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