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What is Dementia?

  • Dementia is a term for a number of progressive conditions that have an effect on the brain.​

  • Dementia is a term that is used to describe symptoms such as memory loss, confusion, spacial awareness, understanding and decision making that gets worse over time.​​

  • Dementia is more common in people over 65, however it can (and does) affect younger people.​

  • Dementia is not a normal part of aging; many people do not develop dementia or related symptoms as they age. 


  • There are over 200 types of dementia.​

  • Alzheimer's disease is a type of dementia, which makes up the majority of cases.

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Types of Dementia

While there are more than 200 different types of dementia, the most common ones are listed below:

  • Alzheimer's disease

  • Vascular dementia

  • Lewy Bodies dementia – or DLB


  • DLB and Parkinson's

  • Frontotemporal Dementia (FTD)

You can read more about the different types of dementia in our article ‘What is dementia’.

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Facts & Figures

You are not alone

  • There are at least 16,650 people that live with dementia in West Sussex. This is expected to rise to 22,450 by 2030.​

  • There are currently 944,000 – 1 million people living with dementia in the UK. This number is predicted to grow to 1.6 million by 2040.​

  • World-wide there are 55 million people living with dementia.

  • 70,800 people under the age of 65 are living with dementia in the UK -  an estimated 7.5 per cent of all those living with a dementia diagnosis​.

  • Most people wait up to a year for a diagnosis. In West Sussex, the process takes less than 6 months, with all people assessed at Sage House.


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