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What is dementia? Dementia is a global deterioration of intellectual function due to the progressive atrophy of the central nervous system.

Dementia usually affects those aged 65 and over, and presents with a cluster of symptoms, including memory loss, confusion, and the potential for sudden changes in personality and mood (amongst others).

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Although there is currently no cure for dementia, early diagnosis can enable the condition to be treated and managed in order to slow the progression of these symptoms.

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