Worried about your own or someone else’s memory?
Everybody forgets things from time to time. But if you are noticing problems with your memory, or the memory of someone close to you, it’s important to speak to a GP. Memory problems do not always mean dementia. They can also be a sign of other conditions including depression, infections and vitamin deficiencies, so it is important to speak to a GP about them.
It may not be anything to worry about, but it’s always better to get these things checked out. The earlier you see your GP the earlier you can get a diagnosis and the help and support you need.
There are things you can do to help reduce your risk of dementia. These include keeping active, eating healthily and exercising your mind.
Memory assessment and management service
You may have noticed a few changes in yourself. Maybe you are struggling with remembering, thinking and finding the right words? You might have been to see your GP or another medical professional about this and they have referred you to this service.
Dementia Support Service
If you or a family member has dementia or mild cognitive impairment (MCI), we can help you get the support you need. The service gives you access to a support worker who will provide guidance and advice throughout all stages of your dementia journey.
Join Dementia Research
Dementia affects more than 850,000 people in the UK. Research offers hope. Only through research can we understand what causes dementia diseases, develop effective treatments and improve the care of those living with dementia.