The term 'dementia' is used to describe the symptoms that occur
when the brain is affected by specific diseases and conditions.
Symptoms of dementia include loss of memory, confusion and problems
with speech and understanding.
Information on the different types of dementia including
vascular dementia, rarer causes of dementia and how dementia
progresses can be found on the Alzheimer’s society’s
Further information and advice on dementia care is available
from NHS Our Health - East of England
Local dementia services
Dementia support services for people with dementia and their
carers in Bedford Borough are provided by Carers in
Bedfordshire and Tibbs Dementia Foundation.
To find out what services are currently available locally
please visit the
Carers in Bedfordshire’s website here.
The Joint Commissioning Strategy for people
with dementia in Bedford Borough is available to