GPs – how they can help

If you are worried that you or someone you know might have dementia (for example, if you have started to notice memory problems), you should contact your GP. They can assess you and refer you to a specialist if necessary. For information about getting a diagnosis if you or someone you know are worried you might have dementia, see factsheet 426, Diagnosis and assessment.

For a person who is already diagnosed with dementia, the GP is an important source of support and advice, and should be consulted immediately about any health problems. For information and advice on how the GP can help a person with dementia, see factsheet 425, How the GP can support a person with dementia.