Thinking about the person you are concerned about, answer 'yes' or 'no' to the following questions:

  1. Do they repeat questions, statements or stories in the same day?
  2. Do they frequently have trouble knowing the date, month, year and time or need to refer to a newspaper or calendar for the date more than once a day?
  3. Have they lost any sense of direction, for example, forgotten the way to somewhere familiar or not known where they are?
  4. Excluding any physical limitations, do they have trouble paying bills or doing finances; or are family members taking over because of concerns about ability?

If you have answered 'yes' to one or more of these questions, it is worth going to see a GP to discuss the possibility of dementia. It may not turn out to be dementia at all but a GP will be able to look into it further to find out if there is any other underlying condition, or simply give reassurance if there's nothing to worry about.

Visit our dementia support page to find out more about dementia including factsheets, You Tube videos and details of the North Lincolnshire 'Dementia Directory' which lists where to get support for those living with dementia and their families, friends and carers. There's also a link to 'The Alzheimer's Questionnaire', a more detailed online test* designed to measure Mild Cognitive Impairment (MCI) which can lead onto the development of dementia or Alzheimer's disease. 

Visit our dementia support page

*Any test results should be discussed with a GP for a proper diagnosis