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Getting a diagnosis
Finding out if it’s dementia
everal conditions can lead to dementia, such as Alzheimer’s disease and vascular disease (including stroke).
Signs of dementia are unique to each person, but there will usually be:
Decline in memory, reasoning and communication skills
Gradual loss of the skills needed to carry out daily activities
Other conditions have symptoms similar to dementia and may be treatable, including depression, chest and urinary infections, severe constipation, vitamin and thyroid deficiencies and brain tumours, drug interactions or alcohol abuse. Other possible causes of confusion are poor sight or hearing; and emotional changes and upsets, such as moving or bereavement.