What is dementia?

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What happens to someone with dementia?

When a person has dementia, they change over time. These changes are nobody’s fault, and the person can’t stop them from happening. They happen because the person’s brain is not working like it used to.

Nobody can say for sure what the changes will be, because everyone who has dementia is different. Below you can see stories from different children who know somebody with dementia. Not everyone gets the same problems, and they don’t all happen at once. Some people may experience these changes after many months or years, or not at all.