Signs and Symptoms of Dementia
Dementia is a progressive disease of the brain and is not a natural part of ageing. It affects everyone differently so no two people with dementia are the same.
There are a number of warning signs to look out for, including:
- Memory loss – forgetting names, places, recent events or conversations
- Making decisions and solving problems is more difficult
- Difficulty completing everyday tasks
- Feeling confused, even when you are in a place you know
- Trouble understanding images and pictures
- Judging distances and not knowing it is you when you look in a mirror
- Problems with speaking or writing. Find it hard to follow conversations
- Forget or lose things
- Changes in mood or personality – may become upset or angry
When signs and symptoms are
Recognising the signs and symptoms of dementia in yourself or a loved one could lead to an earlier diagnosis and then you can access dementia support services in Doncaster. If you or someone you know is experiencing any of these warning signs, or if you have concerns about dementia, speak to your doctor.
To find out more about the symptoms of dementia, including the difference between Alzheimers and dementia please click the following link- https://www.ageuk.org.uk/information-advice/health-wellbeing/conditions-illnesses/dementia/understanding-dementia/
To find out more information on dementia self-help books from Doncaster Bassetlaw Teaching Hospitals, please click the following link- dementia self-help books.pdf
Support and advice
As well as speaking to your doctor, the Doncaster Dementia Roadmap is another place you can go to for advice and support. It provides information about the dementia journey and local information about services, support groups and care pathways.
Visit the Doncaster Dementia Roadmap for more details.
Browse Age UK's top tips for living well with dementia here.
Follow the links to the right for other useful contacts.