Worried about your memory?
As we go through life we all notice some changes, sometimes it’s an odd ache or pain, our joints may be a little stiff, it takes us longer to do things than it used to and sometimes we notice changes with our memory. This can be due to a variety of reasons but it is important to know that problems with memory are not a normal part of growing older and should always be checked out. It could be caused by feeling down, depressed or stressed but it’s worth getting checked out.
Dementia is the name given to a group of conditions that affect the way we think, our memory and sometimes our speech and perception. There are more than 800,000 people in the UK living with dementia, and probably a lot more that we don’t know about.
There are lots of sources of help and support. Treatment is available for some types and with the right support you can live well with dementia.
So please don’t keep worrying about your memory, get it checked out. Go to your GP or call Health watch on 0300 77 77 007, where you can get more information.
You can find out more about dementia on these websites:
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