Living with dementia

Do you know someone who is:

  • showing signs of memory loss?
  • becoming confused even in familiar places?
  • struggling to follow conversations or programmes on TV?
  • regularly misplacing items?
  • experiencing changes in personality or mood?

If you are concerned that someone you know is showing these signs, it is important to visit a GP for advice. If appropriate, the GP will make a referral to one of the specialist West London Mental Health Trust Memory Assessment Service.  Older people's mental health service (

The Alzheimer's Society has put together a dementia guide to help you understand what happens following a diagnosis of dementia and explains the therapies and services available.