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If you’re becoming increasingly forgetful, particularly if you’re over the age of 65, it may be a good idea to talk to your GP about the early signs of dementia.

As you get older, you may find that memory loss becomes a problem. It’s normal for your memory to be affected by age, stress, tiredness, or certain illnesses and medications. This can be annoying if it happens occasionally, but if it’s affecting your daily life or is worrying you or someone you know, you should loseek help from your GP.

Care Information Scotland

Complex care needs include intimate personal care as the ability for self-care declines, increasing levels of supervision, emotional support, decision-making, behaviour changes, coping with the risks to safety, personality changes and changes within the relationship.

Dementia has a profound emotional and psychological impact on the person with dementia, leading to stress on carers and the need for support in responding appropriately to the person with dementia.

We have found the following radio programme incredible useful; it provides an understanding about how Dementia can affect people and some solutions and ideas that people have employed to help them manage and to continue having a fulfilling life (it really is worth a listen):

The Doctor’s Dementia BBC Radio Programme

Staying active is incredibly important, especially if you have an illness like Dementia, the following videos show how you can remain active and healthy and reduce the impact of Dementia on your life.

Useful Links

There is lots of information, help and support available to you. The following are some websites that have useful information.

Glorious Opportunity

Alzheimer’s Research

Dementia Action Alliance

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