Understanding memory loss and dementia diagnosis

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It's not called getting old, it's called getting ill.

Worried about memory loss

Many things can cause symptoms such as memory loss, and becoming forgetful doesn't always mean you have dementia. But it's always better to know.

Getting a diagnosis

Getting a diagnosis can be daunting, but we believe it's better to know. And so do 91% of people affected by dementia.

In the film below, Gina discusses how her diagnosis of vascular dementia has opened the door to getting support. You can also read Gina's story.

Explaining your symptoms to a GP

Print and complete our symptoms checklist. Take it with you when you visit your GP to help describe your symptoms.

View our symptoms checklist

Coping with memory problems

Everyone reacts differently to memory problems, and it is possible to live with dementia and get the right support.

How we can support you

Accessible and translated resources

We have a range of accessible resources, including information about dementia translated into Punjabi.

Dementia advice and support

Call our support line for advice, or connect with people in similar situations through our online community.

Dementia Connect support line
Our dementia advisers are here for you.
Talking Point
Visit our online community to get advice, share experiences, connect.
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