Many of us notice that our memory gets worse as we get older. It can be difficult to tell whether this is a sign of an underlying condition like dementia.
The term 'dementia' describes a set of symptoms which includes loss of memory, mood changes and problems with communication and reasoning. These symptoms occur when the brain is damaged by certain diseases, including Alzheimer's disease and damage caused by a series of small strokes. Symptoms of dementia may include:
For advice and support:
Alzheimers Society, Suite 18 Cedar Court, Haven's Head Business Park, Milford Haven, SA73 3LS
Tel:01646 692329 Helpline: 0300 222 11 22
See also NHS Direct Wales