Dementia Awareness Campaign
demo someone close to you is losing their memory?
Many people suffer from memory loss as they get older. But if it starts to happen on a regular basis, it could be the early signs of dementia.
What should I look for?
Dementia is not a single illness but a group of symptoms caused by damage to the brain. The symptoms include:
- memory loss, such as remembering past events much more easily than recent ones
- problems thinking or reasoning, or finding it hard to follow conversations or TV programmes
- feeling anxious, depressed or angry about memory loss, or feeling confused, even when in a familiar environment
What should I do?
If you’re worried about someone who is showing the signs above, encourage them to visit their GP to get a proper diagnosis. Use the link at the top of the page to find your GP.
The Alzheimer’s Society provides tips on how to raise the topic of dementia with a loved one.
Meet Nurse Espinosa
The entire practice team are happy to welcome Nurse Espinosa to Sample Surgery. She will be complementing our existing nursing team and working with our PPG to launch some exciting new health programs.
Flu Clinic Update
We saw over 120 patients at our Flu Clinic last week and we are pleased with the success. If you think you may be in an at risk group but haven’t yet received an invitation please speak to reception who will be able to advise.