What Is Dementia?

Dementia is a group of symptoms which affect the brain and cause gradual decline in cognitive function. In Scotland there are approximately 90,000 people living with dementia, and for each person living with dementia there is a further impact on their carers, family and friends.

In East Dunbartonshire there are currently 2,086 people living with dementia and as a result of this we have the East Dunbartonshire Dementia Network which seeks to provide information and signposting to support for people affected by the condition.

In this section there is further detail on what is dementia, types of dementia, coping with memory loss, depression, the role of GPs, assessment and professionals involved in your care.

1. Dementia Information-web

Dementia Information

Get the latest information on all aspects of dementia
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2. Health Concerns

Health Concerns

Find Information on Concerns about your Health
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3. Treatments


Information on Drug Treatments and how to Manage Medicines
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4. Non Drug Treatments-web

Non-drug Treatments

Available Non-drug Treatments and Supports After Diagnosis
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5. Research-web

Dementia Research

Up to date Information about Research into Dementia
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