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.

On the next few pages you will find information about the work happening in Stockport to support people with dementia. There is also information on where you can find help and advice.