Dementia is a decline in the brain's ability to function and is often associated with old age. There are 850,000 people living with dementia in the UK and as people live longer and longer, this figure will increase. It normally occurs in people over 40 and in the UK, one in 20 people over the age of 65 have it. At the moment, there is no known cure.
Autism is a lifelong disability which affects how you experience the world and how you interact with others. There are approximately 700,000 autistic adults and children in the UK - that’s around 1 in 100 people.