About dementia Find the information about dementia you need to know, including symptoms, types, treatments and risk factors. Advice Types of dementia Dementia is the broad term used to describe a number of different conditions affecting the brain, including Alzheimer's disease. Learn more about the different types of dementia. Advice Symptoms and diagnosis Find information on some common symptoms of dementia, how it differs from normal ageing and how to go about getting a diagnosis. Advice Treatments There is currently no cure for dementia. However, there are drugs and non-drug treatments that can lessen a person’s symptoms. Advice Risk factors and prevention Some things can increase your risk of getting dementia, including your age, genes and lifestyle. There are also ways you can reduce your risk. Advice Five things you should know about dementia Find out the five things that you should be aware of when it comes to dementia. It's not a natural part of ageing and it's not just about memory loss.