Dementia Action Week (16-22 May) is fast approaching!

Our research shows that the misconception around symptoms like memory loss being a sign of normal ageing is the biggest barrier to people seeking a dementia diagnosis.

With diagnosis rates at a five-year low, we need your help to encourage those potentially living with undiagnosed dementia to come to us for support.

Getting a diagnosis can feel daunting, but we believe it’s better to know. And so do 91% of people affected by dementia.

For local advice and support email linda.lawson@alzheimers.org.uk or call 01704 539967.

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Asking the same question, over and over again. It’s not called getting old, it’s called getting ill.

Recent research, conducted with over 1000 people affected by dementia, shows that the misconception that symptoms like memory loss are a sign of normal ageing is the biggest barrier to people seeking a dementia diagnosis.

With diagnosis rates at a five-year low, tens of thousands of people are now living with undiagnosed dementia. This means they don’t have access to the vital care and support that a diagnosis can bring.

Getting a diagnosis can be daunting, but we believe it’s better to know. And so do 91% of people affected by dementia.

Support and more information about a diagnosis is just a phone call or a click away. Visit alzheimers.org.uk or call 0333 150 3456