1. Expert Q&A: Benefits - Weds 23 October, 3-4pm

    Our next expert Q&A will be on the topic of benefits. It will be hosted by Lauren from our Knowledge Services team. She'll be answering your questions on Wednesday 23 October between 3-4pm.

    You can either post your question >here< or email them to us at talkingpoint@alzheimers.org.uk and we'll be happy to ask them on your behalf.

  1. llawllim

    llawllim Registered User

    Nov 4, 2015
    4
    Hi all any advice please. I suffer with very bad memory problems. I forget appointments peoples names , the names of objects and get confused. and although the names usually come back to me after a while I am still worried. I am told that I have already asked that question about five times, and my grown children even say , do I want them to keep reminding me that I have already asked that five times before.I hsave a slight tremor and have been told I have lots of gegenhalten, it is a muscle resistance which is comman in people with dementia. I really wonder weather I have the signs of early onset. I say I cant help being forgetful. I cant remember the other things, for instance my friend text me and said to say happy birthday to my daughter, so I told my daughter she said happy birthday but then I didn't wish my daughter happy birthday myself.im told I zone out when people talk to me and that my face doesn't show much expression. I wish I could remember what else I do that is worrying. any advice please
     
  2. holly_wood

    holly_wood Registered User

    Oct 19, 2015
    18
    The first positive is that you are concerned about your health and have noticed these problems yourself. Have you made an appointment with your GP to discuss it? Can one of your children or a friend go to the appointment with you and remind you of it/make sure you get there etc? That will also help as they will be able to confirm what the GP said or any further referrals or appointments.

    Hope you get some answers :)
     
  3. henfenywfach

    henfenywfach Registered User

    May 23, 2013
    333
    rct
    Hi!
    First things is to get the gp to check your b12 thiamine and vitamin d levels and any infection.
    These things can have an impact. It's equally important to rules things out as well as in..

    The first step to actually speak out is the biggest. Well done.

    It varies in different areas/countries but your gp would refer to memory clinic if bloods were ok. If it helps you keep a diary or even ask your family to assist.

    Your observations and theirs matters.
    It's probably memory tests and a scan then. Regardless of what the outcome is there are lots of support agencies out there for you and your family. All of our stories are different and different experiences of support services.. keep talking pointing
    Best wishes
     

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