Symptoms and diagnosis Find information on some common symptoms of dementia and ways to manage them, the process of getting an assessment, and what to do after a diagnosis. Advice Symptoms Dementia can cause a number of different symptoms. Here we explain some of these changes and suggest practical ways to manage them. Advice Diagnosis If you or someone close to you is experiencing changes such as significant memory loss, confusion or language difficulties, it’s a good idea to visit your GP for an assessment. Advice How dementia progresses Find out more about the way dementia progresses, including what to expect at different 'stages' of the condition. Advice Normal ageing vs dementia We explain the difference between normal ageing and dementia, including examples of each. Information The brain and dementia Knowing more about the brain may help someone caring for a person with dementia to understand the condition and support them better. Advice Concerned about someone else's memory problems? Are you worried about the memory problems of someone close to you? Find out how you can help them.