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Let's Talk about Dementia

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“I like to keep the garden looking nice so I work on it when needed. But most of all I do art. I have good days and bad days. Some paintings don’t turn out as well as I’d like, but often they do. When a painting turns out well, it gives me a lift and encourages me to press on. I’m really lucky to have my art because it’s the thing that keeps me going.”

John, who lives with dementia

  1. Dementia isnot a natural part of ageing

Dementia is not a normal part of ageing. It is caused by diseases which lead to changes to the structure and chemistry of the brain.

  1. Dementia is caused by diseases ofthe brain

The word dementia describes a group of symptoms that may include memory loss, difficulties with planning, problem-solving or language and sometimes changes in mood or behaviour.

  1. Dementia isnot…

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This is the research blog of Dr Sally Pezaro. Sally is 'The Academic Midwife' working to secure excellence in teaching and maternity services. Specialist interests include maternity services, workforce and midwifery research.



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