The term 'dementia' describes a set of symptoms that include loss of memory, mood changes, and problems with communication and reasoning. There are many types of dementia. The most common are Alzheimer's disease and vascular dementia. Dementia is progressive, which means the symptoms will gradually get worse.
This information has been produced as part of the Bolton Information Improvement Project, so some references may be specific to the Bolton area. As time goes on we will look to include information specific to each area of our Trust's patch.
The Bolton Dementia Partnership consisted of the following organisations:
- Greater Manchester Mental Health NHS Foundation Trust
- Bolton Foundation Trust
- Adult Social Care
- Bolton Library Arts Development BMBC
- NHS Bolton
- Bolton Carers Support
- Dementia Support Group
- Alzheimer’s Society
- Asian Elders Resource Centre
- Bolton LINKS
- Firwood House
- Triple Aim