Alzheimer’s Society – Bookcase Analogy

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This is a non-scientific explanation to understand
a) how memories are stored in the brain
b) how these memories/feelings can be affected when dementia is involved and
c) how your understanding of this can help you to support someone with dementia, enabling them to live well

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Alzheimer's Society is the leading support and research charity for people with dementia, their families and carers.

What is dementia?

The term 'dementia' is used to describe the symptoms that occur when the brain is affected by specific diseases and conditions. Symptoms of dementia include loss of memory, confusion and problems with speech and understanding.

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