How does the brain work? – Alzheimer’s Society

30 Jan, 2017 by

How does the brain work? – Alzheimer’s Society

The brain is the most complex organ in our body. It controls everything we do, from simple things such as breathing, to complex things such as co-ordinating our movements. The brain stores our memories, allows us to think and speak, and controls how we behave. Damage to the brain, such as that seen in dementia, can cause difficulties with carrying out all of these functions.

About The Alzheimer’s Society

The Alzheimer’s Society is the leading support and research charity for people with dementia, their families and carers.

What is dementia?

The term ‘dementia’ is used to describe the symptoms that occur when the brain is affected by specific diseases and conditions. Symptoms of dementia include loss of memory, confusion and problems with speech and understanding.

Support the fight against dementia and visit us at
http://www.alzheimers.org.uk

If you have concerns about Alzheimer’s disease or about any other form of dementia, please contact the Alzheimer’s Society National Dementia Helpline on 0300 222 1122.

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