Dementia care

1. Overview

Dementia is a term used to describe various different brain disorders that have in common a loss of brain function that is usually progressive and eventually severe. Over 4,000 people in Stockport are estimated to suffer with Dementia.

There are over 100 types of dementia. The most common are Alzheimer's disease, vascular dementia and dementia with Lewy bodies. Symptoms include loss of memory, confusion and problems with speech and understanding.

My Story
Beryl

Beryl

Becoming a Dementia Champion

Beryl was caring for her husband who had dementia and knows first-hand the isolation people with dementia and their carers can feel.

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On the next few pages you will find a range of information about dementia care in Stockport.