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Dementia symptoms checklist

Helping you describe symptoms to a GP or health professional.

Complete the checklist

Fill in our checklist with your symptoms, ready to show to your GP, healthcare professional or a trusted individual.

For a copy in British Sign Language (BSL), see the symptoms checklist in BSL.

Endorsed by the Royal College of GPs

Dr Jill Rasmussen, Clinical Representative for Dementia at the Royal College of General Practitioners, said:

"The checklist that has been developed with Alzheimer’s Society is a simple, free tool to help patients and their families clearly communicate their symptoms and concerns during an often time-pressured appointment”. 

How we support you

Get advice and information, whether you are worried about your memory, waiting for a referral or already diagnosed.

  • Call our support line to speak to a trained adviser
  • Visit our online forum to hear from people in the same situation

Real life stories

Hear from people who have gone through the experience

Gina, who has vascular dementia, stands outside her house.

Being persistent with the GP has benefitted me

Gina recognised something was wrong but it was a challenge to make the GP listen to her concerns.

Armen stands next to his two sons, Robert and Greg.

Our GP mistook my husband's dementia symptoms as stress

It took four years to get Armen's dementia diagnosis, and it wasn't easy.

Ian and Irene on holiday in Morocco.

Getting a dementia diagnosis helped me take back control

Ian was diagnosed with vascular dementia. He reflects on how he's adjusted to his diagnosis.

Last reviewed: December 2023

Next review: December 2025