Do I need a referral from my doctor?
No. A referral from your doctor is preferable but not essential.
How many people live with the condition in the UK?
There are approximately 850,000 people in the UK living with Dementia, around 17,000 are under 65.That have been diagnosed.
How quickly can a appointment be made?
We can normally see patients within 7-14 days
What is Alzheimer’s?
Although we don’t know exactly how Alzheimer’s arises in the brain, we believe it involves a build-up of so called plaques and tangles. Plaques are clumps of a protein called beta-amyloid, which start accumulating in the front of the brain and gradually spread to other parts. Tangles are twisted knots of another protein called tau that arises from inside cells. Tangles start near the hippocampus, the brains memory centre, and spread through the brain.
If you are worried about whether your relative is developing Alzheimer’s, answer the following questions.
1, Problems with judgment (problems making decisions, bad financial decisions, problems with thinking)
2, less interest in hobbies/activities
3, Repeats the same thing over and over (questions, stories, or statements)
4, Trouble learning how to use a tool, appliance, or gadget, (VCR, computer, microwave, remote control)
5, Forgets correct month or year
6, Trouble handling complicated financial affairs (balancing check book, income taxes, paying bills)
7, Trouble remembering appointments
If you answer yes to two or more from the above, you need to get your relative assessed promptly by a specialist.
Could this be something else, causing my memory problem?
Why you need an early Diagnosis
If someone you care about is having memory problems, you may be wondering when is the right time to get them checked out. The answer is clear and simple Go Now!
There are many benefits to an early assessment and diagnosis. One of the first and most clear-cut is that you may find treatable conditions that could be causing the memory loss or confusion. Treating ailments such as depression, stress, thyroid imbalance, or vitamin deficiencies could return your memory to normal. Of course if you do have Alzheimer’s or any other type of dementia, the real benefit of early diagnosis is early treatment.