Dementia Action Week
Asking the same question, over and over again. It’s not called getting old, it’s called getting ill and could be a sign of dementia.
Every three minutes someone develops dementia, but right now, there are thousands of people who are in the dark about their diagnosis - you may not know what signs to spot, are in denial or just too afraid to visit your GP.
With diagnosis rates falling to a five-year low due to the pandemic, this Dementia Action Week, the Alzheimer’s Society want to make sure you know they are there to help you take the first step. A diagnosis can be daunting, but they believe it’s better to know - and so do 91% of people affected by dementia.
The sooner you can get a dementia diagnosis, the sooner you can plan for the future and unlock the door to treatment, care and support.
If you're worried about your memory, or the memory of a loved one, Alzheimer’s Society encourage you to take the first step and visit their website.
Alzheimer’s Society offers dedicated advice and support, from information on memory loss symptoms, to what to expect from a meeting with a GP. They're there to make the process as clear as possible - and make sure you're not doing it alone.
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