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10 facts on dementia

Muriel, recently diagnosed with early onset Alzheimer’s, with Nathalie on an excursion, France
Cathy Greenblat

Dementia is not a normal part of ageing

Although dementia mainly affects older people, it is not a normal part of ageing. Dementia is a syndrome, usually of a chronic or progressive nature, caused by a variety of brain illnesses that affect memory, thinking, behaviour and ability to perform everyday activities.

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