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.

Dementia can cause a number of different symptoms. Here we explain some of these changes and suggest practical ways to manage them.
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.
Find out more about the way dementia progresses, including what to expect at different 'stages' of the condition.

Knowing more about the brain may help someone caring for a person with dementia to understand the condition and support them better.