What do you know about dementia?
Overview of dementia
Whats brain health got to do with it?
An introduction to Person Centred Care

What happens to memory as we age?

As we grow older, we can become a little more forgetful. Most of this forgetfulness is due to normal age related forgetfulness, a lack of attention, multitasking, fatigue and stress. However when the forgetfulness increases in frequency and it’s effecting a person’s daily living, it is worth making an appointment with a GP.

In dementia, short term memory is the first to be affected by the course of the disease and these changes are often first apparent in the hippocampus which plays a huge role in learning and memory. Overtime long term memories can also be affected but these are generally preserved for much longer in the disease trajectory.