Dementia affects everyone differently and people who are living with it can exhibit symptoms such as issues with memory, thinking, concentration and language. People with dementia may become confused or struggle with how they perceive things. Dementia can also cause changes in mood or emotion and affects how someone behaves. One in three people over 65 will develop dementia. People with dementia can become apathetic or uninterested in their usual activities, and have problems controlling their emotions. They may also find social situations challenging, lose interest in socialising, and aspects of their personality may change.
The dementia services such as dementia cafes, activity groups, carers groups and singing classes are in place to help everyone affected by the condition and can be found in the community services zone for people with dementia.