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 Why do I need a diagnosis? Find out why receiving a professional diagnosis is an important step to living well with dementia. Advice The MMSE test The Mini Mental State Examination (MMSE) is the most commonly used test for complaints of problems with memory or other mental abilities. Advice Assessment process and tests If you are worried about your memory, this page will explain everything you need to know about memory tests and the assessment process. Information Adjusting to your diagnosis Support after a diagnosis is very important. If you have recently been diagnosed with dementia, this page is for you.