Get a diagnosis

If you or your loved one's memory is getting worse, it does not necessarily mean they are developing dementia.

Read the Alzheimer's Society guide 'How can I tell if I have dementia' for more information.

However, if you are worried about your or your loved one's memory, make an appointment with:

You could suggest that you go along with them.

How to talk about difficult subjects

Raising the issue of memory loss - and possibly dementia - can be difficult. These guides may help:

Referral to a memory assessment service

Your GP may refer you or your loved one to a memory assessment service, or a 'memory clinic'.

There they will provide an assessment of your situation, diagnose your condition, and can link you into a wide range of support services.

Visit Dementia and Memory Assessment Services for details of your local memory service.

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