Worried about memory problems?
This does not always mean dementia.
Forgetting someone’s name or why you went upstairs, we’ve all done it – and most of the time small memory slips aren’t serious.
However, if your memory is getting noticeably worse, or affecting everyday life, you should speak to your doctor as it may be a sign of a medical condition.
Other conditions linked to memory issues include depression, infections and vitamin deficiencies, which is another reason to get checked.
Your doctor will talk to you (and anyone with you) about your concerns and will be able to help with your questions.
You may be referred to a local memory clinic or hospital specialist where further assessments will take place so you can get a diagnosis.
Referrals and diagnostic dementia services in Essex
- Memory clinic
- Frailty service
- Dementia Intensive Support Service (DISS)
- Alzheimer’s Society Dementia Connect support service
NHS health check
The NHS Health Check has been specifically designed to identify health risks, like the aforementioned, earlier. This is why it is so important to have your health check. After your health check, you will be given advice on the best action to take to lower any risks and create a healthier lifestyle.