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What is fronto-temporal dementia (including Pick’s disease)?

The Alzheimer's Society is the UK's leading care and research charity for people with dementia, their families and carers. They produce information and advice sheets to support those affected by dementia. This sheet provides some general information about one of the rarer forms of dementia, frontotemporal dementia. It outlines who is likely to be affected and what symptoms they may experience.

Brain tissue donations

The Alzheimer's Society is the UK's leading care and research charity for people with dementia, their families and carers. They produce information and advice sheets to support those affected by dementia. Many people with dementia and their relatives are interested in the possibility of brain donation for research after their death. Donations from people without dementia are equally important to enable comparisons to be made. Scientists are very grateful for the generosity of the families concerned, especially as this process has to be carried out soon after the person’s death.

Caring for someone with dementia: communicating

The Alzheimer's Society is the UK's leading care and research charity for people with dementia, their families and carers. They produce information and advice sheets to support those affected by dementia. The Alzheimer’s Society receives around 1,000 enquiries a year about the law relating to dementia. This information sheet gives answers to some of the most common types of questions.

What is Alzheimer's disease?

The Alzheimer's Society is the UK's leading care and research charity for people with dementia, their families and carers. They produce information and advice sheets to support those affected by dementia.

This information sheet outlines the symptoms and causes of Alzheimer’s disease, and describes what treatments are currently available.

What is dementia?

The Alzheimer's Society is the UK's leading care and research charity for people with dementia, their families and carers. They produce information and advice sheets to support those affected by dementia. This information sheet aims to answer questions of those who have been diagnosed with dementia.

Assessments for NHS-funded nursing care

The Alzheimer's Society is the UK's leading care and research charity for people with dementia, their families and carers. They produce information and advice sheets to support those affected by dementia. People with dementia living in nursing homes should have their nursing care provided free of charge by the NHS; this is known as the registered nursing care contribution (RNCC). The amount that the NHS will contribute towards a person’s nursing care is banded and determined by an assessment.

The brain and behaviour

The Alzheimer's Society is the UK's leading care and research charity for people with dementia, their families and carers. They produce information and advice sheets to support those affected by dementia. This information sheet explains which areas of the brain are largely responsible for which skills and abilities, and how the changes in behaviour, memory and thought we see in people with Alzheimer’s may be a direct result of the way the disease has affected the brain.

Caring for someone with dementia: hobbies, pastimes and everyday activities

The Alzheimer’s Society is the UK’s leading care and research charity for people with dementia, their families and carers. They produce information and advice sheets to support those affected by dementia. This factsheet offers ideas and suggestions of activities for people with dementia to enjoy which can improve their quality of life and the life of their carers.

Equipment to help with disability

The Alzheimer's Society is the UK's leading care and research charity for people with dementia, their families and carers. They produce information and advice sheets to support those affected by dementia. This information sheet looks at the many different types of equipment that may enable people with dementia to remain independent for longer or make it easier for others to give support.

Caring for someone with dementia: eating

The Alzheimer's Society is the UK's leading care and research charity for people with dementia, their families and carers. They produce information and advice sheets to support those affected by dementia. As dementia progresses eating can become difficult for some people. This information sheet provides guidance to carers about helping the people they care for to enjoy their food and eat a healthy, balanced diet.