Close
Enter your search into one or more of the boxes below:
You can refine your search by selecting from any of the options below:
Search
Your Shopping Basket
Total number of items: 0
Sub total: £0.00
Go to Checkout
Our Birmingham Shop
Books We're Talking About
Our Bristol Shop
Animators Survival Kit

Alzheimer's Society launches new awareness campaign

24th August 2010

A new campaign has been launched by the Alzheimer's Society to encourage people who are concerned about their memory to seek medical help.

The Worried About Your Memory? initiative will see leaflets and posters distributed by 10,000 GP surgeries in England, Wales and Northern Ireland to remind patients to visit their doctor if they are suffering from memory problems.

According to the organisation, only one-third of people who are affected by dementia receive an official diagnosis, with many saying they do not want to visit their GP with a problem as mundane as memory loss.

Ruth Sutherland, interim chief executive of the Alzheimer's Society, commented: 'We want people to know that everyone gets a little forgetful from time to time, but when memory loss starts to interfere with daily life it is important to get it checked out as soon as possible.'

She added confusion and mood changes are other common symptoms of dementia and pointed out that the sooner people seek advice from their GP, the sooner they can receive treatment.

In an interview with the Daily Telegraph last year, Sir Terry Pratchett said that the onset of Alzheimer's disease has not significantly impacted on his ability to turn a unique phrase, but he has noticed it affect his comprehension of the world around him.
 

Latest Blog
Ben Macintyre Introduces His New Book, SAS: Rogue Heroes
26/09/2016

Ben Macintyre Introduces His New Book, SAS: Rogue Heroes, plus read the Prologue.

A Stinky #FoyesFive!
25/09/2016

Andi celebrates Birmingham Grand Central's First Birthday with her bestselling and rather stinky picture books!

Caz Hildebrand's Top Ten Herbs
20/09/2016

Herbarium author Caz Hildebrand reveals her top ten all-time favourite herbs

View all Blog Entries
Twitter
Show/Hide Tweets
© W&G Foyle Ltd