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Dementia is the general term for a range of brain disorders that can affect all aspects of memory, thinking and behaviour.

It's not just older people who develop dementia. You may be reading this because you or someone you know has been diagnosed with dementia at a much younger age.

You may be feeling a range of emotions. Shock, disbelief and even relief can all be natural responses to a diagnosis of dementia. 

Getting a definite diagnosis can make it easier to get support and advice. You can start making decisions, find ways to manage some of the symptoms and discover how to live well with a diagnosis.

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