Steve says: "I have dementia and I live well, so if you’re worried about your memory, or someone else, the first thing to do is ask to see your GP."
Dr Hussain says: "There are lots of reasons someone might have memory problems. Your GP Can check for most of these and take the next steps to find out why you are having memory problems. We know it can be daunting, but the quicker you talk to your GP, the quicker you can get the advice and support you need."
Local help is also on hand from:
The Alzheimer’s Society: 0161 477 69999
Stockport Signpost for Carers: 0161 442 0442
Or see Stockport Dementia Roadmap: www.dementiaroadmap.info/stockport
Useful Information / Links
Dementia Link Nurses
Pennine Care NHS Foundation Trust Memory Assessment Service (MAS) assesses and diagnoses people with dementia and provides people newly diagnosed and their carers with information relevant to the specific type of dementia and has up to date information on support available in Stockport.
You can contact the Memory Assessment Service on 0161 716 4565 or visit Pennine Care - MAS.
Become a Dementia Friend
You can undertake a brief online dementia friends’ session to learn a bit more about what it is like to live with dementia. Everyone who completes the training will receive a dementia friends’ information pack and a badge: https://stockportccg.virtual-college.co.uk/Default.aspx (requested learning / requested course: dementia – dementia friends).