Welcome to Bupa's health hub
of information on dementia

Understanding dementia

About dementia

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All you need to know about the different symptoms, causes and treatments of dementia.


What is dementia?
Vascular dementia

Dementia diagnosis

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Support and advice to help you live a happy and fulfilling life after getting diagnosed.

Life after dementia diagnosis

Changing behaviour

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We guide you through some common behaviour changes and how to cope with them.

Coping with challenging behaviour

Caring for someone with dementia

Talking toolkit

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Practical tips on how to communicate with people who have dementia.

Talking toolkit (84422 pdf - opens in new window

Talking sport (84422 pdf - opens in new window)

Spotting the signs

Arlene Phillips, who lost her father to Alzheimer’s disease, discusses the early signs of dementia with Professor Graham Stokes, Bupa's Director of Dementia Care.

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Dementia or just old age?

How can we help you?

See how your health compares to others your age.


We offer practical advice and information to help you choose the care you need. Read our guide to planning and arranging care.

32 tests and measures including resting ECG and blood pressure readings. Book a Bupa Mature Health Assessment today by calling 0845 600 3458 and quoting ref. HFS100.

More on dementia

We have a whole host of information to help you look after yourself while caring for others.

Support for carers

Bupa helpline

Our care experts are on hand to offer free information and advice about aged care.

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Older and wiser?

Bupa has created a tailor-made assessment focussing on the health risks typically experienced in later life.

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Tweets from our Chief medical officer, Dr Paul Zollinger-Read (PZR) and the Bupa medical team.

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* The information on the video provided does not constitute advice on diagnosis or the treatment for dementia. Such advice should always be sought from a doctor or other suitably qualified health professional.