- The term 'dementia' describes several symptoms which include loss of memory, mood changes and problems with communicating.
- Dementia occurs when the brain is damaged by certain diseases, including Alzheimer's disease and damage caused by a series of small strokes.
- Dementia is progressive and the symptoms gradually get worse. The progression depends on the individual person and what type of dementia they have.
- Dementia affects 800,000 people in the UK and it mainly affects people over the age of 65.
- However, it can affect younger people as there are over 17,000 people in the UK under the age of 65 who have dementia.
More top news
England cricket coach Trevor Bayliss has described match-fixing claims around a Chennai test match against India in 2016 as 'outrageous'.
England have been beaten by nine wickets against Pakistan in the first Test at Lord's.
Mayor of London Sadiq Khan is backing the scheme.