If you are worried that you, or someone you are close to, are becoming forgetful, confused or agitated, see our Worried about your memory? information.

Memory loss is a distressing part of dementia, both for the person with dementia and for those around them. However, there is plenty that can be done to help manage memory problems to enable people to retain their confidence and independence for as long as possible. For more information, see factsheet 526, coping with memory loss.