Many people think that symptoms like memory loss are a natural part of ageing and do not visit their GP. This is not the case and we are looking to encourage people to get any worrying symptoms checked out as soon as possible. Over nine in ten people living with dementia say that an early diagnosis has helped them, so that they can get support and plan for the future.
Find out more at: www.alzheimers.org.uk/get-involved/dementia-action-week
If you or a loved one is experiencing memory loss, it could be a sign of dementia.
Our research shows that the misconception around memory loss being a sign of normal ageing is the biggest barrier to people seeking a dementia diagnosis.
With diagnosis rates falling to a five-year low, we want to encourage those who might be living with undiagnosed dementia to come to us for guidance and support and feel empowered to take the next step.
Getting a diagnosis can be daunting, but we believe it’s better to know. And so do 91% of people affected by dementia.
Formby Library pop-up
The Alzheimer's Society are also setting up an information stand at Formby Library on Wednesday 18 May from 10am-2pm. Dementia support workers will be on hand to answer people’s dementia questions, talk about risk factors and support anyone who is worried about their memory. They will also have lots of leaflets and local information for people to take away, and all local residents are welcome to come along to the pop-up.
House of Memories App
The Alzheimer's Society are also recommending 'My House of Memories' - an app to support people with dementia. The app contains pictures of objects from across the decades, which are brought to life with sound, music and descriptions, and provide an easy-to-use way to help people living with dementia explore things that resonate with them.
Find out more about the app here.