The term 'dementia' is used to describe the symptoms that occur when the brain is affected by specific diseases and conditions. Symptoms of dementia include loss of memory, confusion and problems with speech and understanding.
Information on the different types of dementia including vascular dementia, rarer causes of dementia and how dementia progresses can be found on the Alzheimer’s society’s website
- Symptoms and diagnosis
- Living with dementia
- Caring for a person with dementia
- Mental Capacity Act 2005 and Advance Decisions
- Safeguarding vulnerable adults
- End of life
- Local information and support available in Bedfordshire
- National support available
Further information and advice on dementia care is available from NHS Our Health - East of England
Local dementia services
Dementia support services for people with dementia and their carers in Bedford Borough are provided by Carers in Bedfordshire and Tibbs Dementia Foundation. To find out what services are currently available locally please visit the Memory in Beds website here.
The Joint Commissioning Strategy for people with dementia in Bedford Borough is available to download here (PDF).