£50m dementia care pledge

The Health Secretary will outline details on his pledge to invest £50 million to help hospitals and care homes create more dementia-friendly environments. It comes as the Alzheimer's Society warns that sufferers should plan end-of-life care.

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What is dementia?

The term 'dementia' is used to describe the symptoms that occur when the brain is affected by specific diseases and conditions.

Alzheimer's disease and vascular dementia are the most common forms of dementia Credit: ITV

Symptoms of dementia include loss of memory, confusion and problems with speech and understanding.

There are many types of dementia. The most common are Alzheimer's disease and vascular dementia.

Dementia is progressive, which means the symptoms will gradually get worse.

For more information about dementia visit the Alzheimer's society website.

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