Every September, people come together from around the world to raise awareness of Alzheimer’s disease and challenge the stigma around dementia.
All too often, dementia is perceived as a condition that is an inevitable part of getting older, or something that only happens to people who have ‘already lived their lives’.
But in fact, anyone can get dementia – it doesn’t discriminate between age, gender, race or class.
This month, learn more about dementia.
By learning more about dementia and understanding changes in memory and behaviour, you and your loved ones can feel empowered to reach out for the help and support you need.
We’re encouraging everyone to know the signs and symptoms of dementia so they can get the right diagnosis and support as quickly as possible.
Common early symptoms of dementia
Different types of dementia can affect people differently, and everyone will experience symptoms in their own way.
However, there are some common early symptoms that may appear some time before a diagnosis of dementia. These include:
- memory loss
- difficulty concentrating
- finding it hard to carry out familiar daily tasks, such as getting confused over the correct change when shopping
- struggling to follow a conversation or find the right word
- being confused about time and place
- mood changes
For more information please get in touch or visit the NHS website link below.