Question:

What should I do if I am worried about my memory or someone I know?

Answer:

Becoming forgetful does not necessarily mean that you have dementia. If you notice any changes in memory, behaviour or any of the symptoms listed above, you should discuss concerns with your GP. It is important to get a proper assessment of problems with memory or thinking as it could be a treatable condition such as depression or an infection, rather than dementia. If the cause is dementia, it is beneficial to have a diagnosis, it provides someone with an explanation for their symptoms, it gives access to treatment, advice and support and allows them to plan for the future.

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