Dementia describes a set of symptoms that may include memory loss and difficulties with thinking, problem-solving or language.
It is not a natural part of ageing and there are ways in which you can reduce your risk of dementia. Dementia is not the only cause of memory problems.
If you are experiencing memory problems it is important to see your GP as soon as possible. Your GP may refer to the Memory Clinic.
The NHS Choices website contains more information about dementia.
The Alzheimer’s Society dementia guide is for anyone who has recently been told they have Dementia.
The Memory Handbook contains practical strategies on how to live well with memory problems.