The term ‘dementia’ describes a set of symptoms that include:
- loss of concentration and memory problems
- mood and behaviour changes
- problems with communicating and reasoning.
These symptoms occur when the brain is damaged by certain diseases, such as Alzheimer’s, a series of small strokes or other neurological conditions such as Parkinson’s.
If you or someone you know is worried about dementia, then speak to your GP. They may be able to reassure you that you don’t have dementia. But if you do, then an early diagnosis may help you to get the right treatment and support in good time.
If you, or someone you care for, is living with dementia, then Adult Social Care will help you to find local services and activities that could help. You can also contact the Adult Social Care team on 01753 475111.