How common is dementia?

Dementia is a common condition. In Scotland alone, there are currently 82,500 people living with dementia. Usually dementia occurs in people who are 65 or over. The older you get, the more likely you are to develop it. Dementia is slightly more common in women than in men.

If you would like to order a free DVD on Coping with Dementia go to Carers DVD.

It will:
•Give practical advice on coping with caring for someone with dementia
•Share experience about what helps to cope with caring
•Suggest where to go for help and more information