What is Dementia?

An overall term used to describe a group of symptoms associated with a decline in memory and other thinking skills. There are many different types of dementias. The cause is not clearly known, but it is associated with brain injury, infection, chronic diseases and some other factors.”

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What is Alzheimer’s Disease?

Alzheimer's disease is the most common type of dementia. In addition to causing problems with memory, it can also affect a person's’ reasoning skills, mood and behavior. Symptoms usually develop slowly and get worse over time, becoming severe enough to interfere with daily life.

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Jamaica’s Dementia Directory

Please help us to identify local dementia resources. We want to know about the healthcare services available to persons living with dementia and their loved ones in Jamaica. Email us with any info on available services in your parish at info@alzheimersjamaica.org. It could be a great doctor, nurse, health centre, mental health professional or any other services you've found helpful.

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