Alzheimer’s and Dementia Awareness, 16th September 2017

Alzheimer’s and Dementia Awareness, 16th September 2017

September marks World Alzheimer’s month. This year’s theme was ” Remember me- with early diagnosis, people suffering from Alzheimer’s and Dementia can live better for longer”.

Anyone with concerns can request a memory assessment via their GP. Early diagnosis will help family plan ahead and prepare better for when needs change.

Ten warning signs of dementia include:

  1. Memory Loss
  2. Difficulty performing familiar tasks
  3. Problems with language
  4. Disorientation to time and place
  5. Poor or decreased judgement
  6. Problems keeping track of things
  7. Misplacing things
  8. Changes in mood and behaviour
  9. Trouble with images and spatial relationships
  10. Withdrawal from work or social activities

For further information, please contact the Gibraltar Alzheimer’s and Dementia Society (GADS).

Telephone: 56001422