Getting Diagnosed

If you or a loved one has any of these symptoms, it’s important to visit your GP.

Some conditions may seem like dementia but are easily treated, so by being afraid of a dementia diagnosis you may be getting distressed needlessly. These include thyroid problems, infections, vascular problems, vitamin deficiency and depression.

Your GP will conduct a series of tests and look at your family history and ask you about any changes in mood or behaviour. You may want to take a loved one with you for support and to help answer any questions. Your GP may refer you for a blood test, MRI or CT scan to assess the structure of your brain and you may benefit from visiting a memory clinic for further assessment.

If you or a loved one has been diagnosed with dementia and don’t know what to do, get in touch and we can help you find advice and support.