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Keeping a Healthy Brain

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The NHS wants to help keep people healthy. This could lower their chances of getting dementia – symptoms caused by serious brain disease.

Many people don’t know that what they do every day can help keep a healthy brain. The good news is that it’s never too late to act. An information leaflet, produced in different languages, is available to download offering you tips and advice on keeping healthy. Download the ‘Dementia – keeping your brain healthy’ leaflet from the NHS Health Check website HERE.

Have you or someone you know been diagnosed with dementia?

Dementia Connect, Alzheimer's Society's personalised support service, means you're only one click or call away from the dementia support you need. It’s free, easy to access, and puts you in touch with the right support, from local help to phone and online advice. Helping make things easier.

Here are a few examples of the support Dementia Connect provides:

  • Connecting you to local support groups.
  • Help to understand dementia and coping techniques.
  • Advice on Lasting Power of Attorney.

You can find out what support is available from local councils here

Young-onset dementia Find out what young-onset dementia is, including the causes and symptoms, and how it is diagnosed and treated. 

What causes young-onset dementia? The causes of young-onset dementia are different from those in older people. The young-onset of some of the most common types of dementia are described on this page.

Diagnosing young-onset dementia  Getting an accurate diagnosis is important but can take longer for a younger person. Read more about being referred to a specialist and genetic testing. 

Living with dementia as a younger person  The issues faced by someone with young-onset dementia will be very different to those experienced by someone older. This page includes information on talking to children about a diagnosis, driving and any benefit entitlements. 

Treatment for people with young-onset dementia  Dementia cannot be cured yet, but there are treatments and support that can help someone live well with the condition. This page looks at the different types of treatments that can help someone with their symptoms. 

Services for people with young-onset dementia  Services for all people with dementia should try to help them maintain their day-to-day skills and develop new interests if they wish to. This page provides information on age appropriate services for younger people and help with locating them.

Young-onset dementia - more resources  Other organisations that may be helpful for younger people with dementia.