If you think your memory is getting worse, it might not be dementia. There are many other causes of memory loss.
Memory loss can be a symptom of:
- urinary tract infection
- physical illness
- side-effect of some medication
- vitamin deficiency
What you should do
If you are worried about your memory, you should make an appointment to see your GP. He or she can refer you to a memory service to make a diagnosis or rule out dementia. The memory service can also offer information, advice and support to you and your family.