The Valerie Foundation

What Is Dementia?

Dementia is the umbrella term for a number of degenerative neurological diseases, the most commonly known is Alzheimer's Disease. Other 'dementias' include Frontotemporal Dementia (FTD), Vascular Disease, Lewy Bodies Dementia to name but a few. Different Dementia's attack different parts on the brain which means the symptoms of dementia can drastically vary from dementia to dementia.

Original brain drawing by Julie Blacker