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Improving Lincolnshire’s health and wellbeing

NHS Lincolnshire CCG has transferred to the new NHS Lincolnshire Integrated Care Board (ICB). Please now visit www.lincolnshire.icb.nhs.uk

Worried about memory problems? Dementia

Patients with Dementia

Worried about your own or someone else’s memory?

Everybody forgets things from time to time. But if you are noticing problems with your memory, or the memory of someone close to you, 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, so it is important to speak to a GP about them.

It may not be anything to worry about, but it’s always better to get these things checked out. The earlier you see your GP the earlier you can get a diagnosis and the help and support you need.

Useful links:

Get advice about memory problems | Alzheimer’s Society

Diagnosis and next steps – Dementia UK

About dementia – NHS (www.nhs.uk)

 

Dementia prevention

There are things you can do to help reduce your risk of dementia. These include keeping active, eating healthily & exercising your mind.

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Dementia Support Service

If you or a family member has been diagnosed with dementia, we can help you get the support you need.

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