Worried about your Memory? Alzheimer's Society is here to help
Worried about your memory?
Alzheimer’s Society is here to help
It’s happened to all of us. You can’t put a name to a face. You forget where you put your keys. You can’t remember where you parked the car. Most of the time, these slips are a nuisance rather than something more serious. Everybody forgets things from time to time. But if you are noticing problems with your memory, or a loved one’s memory, and these problems are seemingly getting worse and affecting your everyday life, it’s important to speak to a GP.
Memory problems do not always mean dementia. They can also be a sign of other conditions including depression, infections and vitamin deficiencies, which is another reason to get them checked out. However, for those who are diagnosed with dementia, Alzheimer’s Society can help get the right support in place. Our personalised service, Dementia Connect, will connect you to a whole range of support, by phone, online, and face-to-face when it’s safe to do so.
It’s in huge part thanks to players of People’s Postcode Lottery, who have raised £2.3 million for Alzheimer’s Society, that the charity can continue transforming the lives of people affected by dementia. Dementia advisers provide practical and emotional support to people affected by dementia. Usually community-based, dementia advisers support people with more complex dementia needs by visiting them face-to-face and developing a tailored plan of support.
Since March 2020, all Alzheimer’s Society face-to-face and group services have been suspended due to coronavirus but we’ve adapted our services so they can be delivered virtually or over the phone.
You can call our Dementia Connect support line seven days a week on 0333 150 3456 or visit alzheimers.org.uk/memoryproblems for free support, and advice on what to do next.
Ken Oxley is Media Officer for Alzheimer’s Society in the North East, Yorkshire and Lincolnshire. For information about our services call 0191 2983989 or visit www.alzheimers.org.uk
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