About dementia


Alzheimer's disease

Alzheimer’s is a disease of the brain. The most common form of dementia, Alzheimer’s disease affects men and women of all races, religions and socio-economic backgrounds. It is not a normal part of aging and no one is immune.

What is Alzheimer's disease?

Alzheimer's disease is a fatal, progressive and degenerative disease that destroys brain cells.

Risk factors

If you’re worried, know the risk factors associated with Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias.

Warning signs

Alzheimer’s disease is not a normal part of aging. Know the warning signs and symptoms.

Myth and reality

Alzheimer's disease: Find out what is fact and what is myth.


Use person-centred language to tackle the fear and stigma surrounding Alzheimer's disease and other dementias.

Stages of the disease

Alzheimer's disease progresses in stages: early stage, middle stage and late stage.

Last Updated: 12/02/14
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