Module 1: Understand dementia, including symptoms and ways to promote brain health (Duplicate)

Introduction: Understanding dementia

The human brain is a very complex organ: it controls our thoughts, speech, movement and all other functions of the human body. Sometimes, certain conditions or diseases can cause damage to the brain. When this happens, it can lead to dementia — changes in how a person acts, perceive things and responds to the world around them.

After completing this module, you will be able to:

  1. Understand the different types of dementia and the changes associated with them
  2. Understand the experiences of what it might be like to live with dementia
  3. Understand some common facts and myths associated with dementia
  4. Understand how to promote your own brain health