Alzheimer's is a disease which usually affects older people, and because of an ageing population, it is increasingly common. Alzheimer's causes the brain functions to gradually disintegrate, especially the abilities to reason and remember - this is the condition known as dementia.
Unfortunately,there is no known cure at present, but the organisations listed here can give help and support to those living with the condition, their families and carers.
Help the Aged and Age Concern have merged in Wales. They can give advice on support available on any issues affecting older people, including health, safety, housing and benefits.They also run research looking at dementia, called Disconnected Mind.
Mind Cymru has 20 local groups across Wales, and can give you high standard information about your local services and any help available connected to mental health in your area. Go to their website for good, up-to-date information about any aspect of mental health or phone the MindInfoLine.
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