What should I do if I think I may have dementia?
Your first port of call if you are experiencing symptoms of dementia is to book an appointment with your local GP so that all other conditions can be ruled out. Some patients that are on strong medication may experience similar symptoms to dementia, such as memory loss or confusion, or there may be a physical cause.
Talk to Someone
Always confide in a friend or family member, as they may have disregarded certain behavioural changes that could indicate early signs of dementia. Having their support throughout diagnosis is so important.
It can be a scary time if you think you may have dementia, so the key is to act quickly to avoid any undue worry and stress. Don’t wait. The earlier you get proper medical care, the better you’ll feel.
If you’re not satisfied with a doctor’s diagnosis, it’s important to get a second opinion.