Diagnosis and next steps

What is dementia?

Dementia is an umbrella term for a range of progressive conditions that affect the brain. The five most common types are: Alzheimer’s, vascular dementia, dementia with Lewy bodies, frontotemporal dementia and mixed dementia

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Getting a diagnosis

If you are concerned about your own memory, or you are worried about changes you have noticed with the memory, personality or behaviour of someone close to you, it is important to consult a GP as soon as possible

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Sources of support

Our ‘sources of support’ booklet is for family carers of people with dementia and for people living with dementia. It may also contain useful information for professionals working in the field of dementia care

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Care at home

Making the decision to have someone help you care at home can be a difficult step to take. But it is very important that you do get help, if and when you need it

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Advice on moving into a care home

People with dementia might need to make the move into a care home for a number of reasons and this can be really difficult, practically and emotionally, for everyone involved

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GP online services

Trying to keep a person with dementia healthy, other than their dementia, might involve managing GP and other health professional appointments, as well as managing other serious health conditions and any medication they are taking

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Dementia friendly home

Dementia can have a significant impact on a person’s daily life, including how well they function in their home. Memory problems and the ability to co-ordinate and interpret the home environment can cause safety issues and frustration

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View all of our leaflets

Read or download our free information leaflets. They’re all written by our dementia specialist nurses and put together in response to the questions we hear on our Helpline and in the community

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Get support

We know that living with dementia can be a hard and lonely experience. We have a range of information available on our website to help advise and support, as well as our Admiral Nurse Dementia Helpline

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