Supporting a lesbian, gay, bisexual or trans person with dementia

3. What is dementia?

The word dementia describes a set of symptoms that may include memory loss and difficulties with thinking, problem-solving or language. These changes are often small to start with, but for someone with dementia they have become severe enough to affect daily life. A person with dementia may also experience changes in their mood or behaviour.

For more information see factsheet 400, What is dementia?