Dementia is a group of symptoms that signal gradual loss of brain function.
Symptoms might include:
- Memory loss
- Decline in reasoning
- Personality changes
- Periods of confusion
- Sleep problems
- Communication and language problems
- Declining ability to perform daily tasks such as dressing, washing, cooking (caring for yourself)
- Hallucinations (seeing things that are not there)
Alzheimer’s disease is the most common form of dementia. If you or someone you love is experiencing symptoms of dementia it is important to get an early diagnosis. Your GP will need to rule out many conditions that share similar symptoms. They may order blood tests or scans to look for changes in your brain.
Your GP may refer you to a specialist to help confirm your diagnosis. Our experienced consultants can work with you or your loved one to fully diagnose and treat dementia.