What to do if you think you have dementia

You might be concerned about your memory or signs of cognitive problems in someone close to you.

There are good reasons to consult your GP if this is the case. It is possible that symptoms you attribute to dementia are actually due to something else that is treatable. If the cause really is dementia, it is not curable, but the treatments available are more likely to be effective in the early stages. It is also the case that an appropriate care package could be agreed to help protect or enhance your quality of life, and that you will be able to consider a Lasting Power of Attorney.

Please see our Dementia FAQs page for information about symptoms, diagnosis and drugs.

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