One in three people over the age of 65 have dementia and the number is increasing as people live longer.Dementia is a disease of the brain and affects everyone differently.
It is progressive – it starts off with very mild symptoms and gets worse over time so it can be difficult to diagnose.Signs and Symptoms of Dementia:
- Struggling to remember recent events or people's names
- Finding it hard to follow conversations or TV programmes
- Repeating yourself or losing the thread of what you’re saying
- Difficulty concentrating, thinking things through or following instructions
- Feeling confused even when in a well-known place
- Becoming unusually anxious, depressed or agitated
If you're worried that you, or someone close to you, may have dementia, it's important to talk about it.