Many people believe that dementia is a bit of forgetfulness, but in reality, it can be much worse. As we age, we tend to become more forgetful, and this can be normal. Your memory can become affected by stress, tiredness, or even certain illnesses and medication. It becomes a problem though if you are becoming increasingly forgetful, and it is starting to affect your daily life. If this is the case, particularly if you are over the age of 65, it is a good idea to make an appointment with your GP, where you can discuss the early signs of dementia.
Dementia is not a natural part of ageing and it needs to be addressed. It can have a huge impact on your life and can be particularly distressing for your loved ones, as it can affect the way in which you speak, think, feel and behave.