Rarer types of dementia

People with Parkinson’s disease have a higher-than-average risk of developing dementia, although around two thirds of people are unaffected. When dementia does occur, it is typically not until late in the course of the illness. Parkinson’s disease dementia...

Just one mild concussion puts you at risk of dementia

People who have suffered from head injuries including mild concussion are more at risk of dementia, a major study has found. Brain injuries – typically caused by a fall, car accident or assault – increase the chances of Alzheimer’s and other forms of...

Rementia: reversing the symptoms of early-stage dementia

From recalling names to relearning how to make tea, occupational therapists can help people with dementia regain functions. Dementia has not always been understood in the way it is today. For a long time, it was thought of as a mental health disease and an inevitable...

Publications and factsheets on Dementia

Alzheimer’s Society produces a wide range of publications designed to support and inform anyone affected by dementia. For a full list of all our publications, including everything on this page as well as policy, research, dementia awareness and more, have a look...

Carers: looking after yourself

Caring for a person with dementia can be rewarding, but it is also very challenging. You may not have the time to do all the things you need to do, and you may experience a range of difficult emotions. The needs of the person you care for will often come before your...