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Talk to your doctor about dementia - video transcript

It is important to see a doctor if you are worried that you or someone close you know may be showing signs of dementia. Learn more about how you can start this conversation with someone.

Video transcript

Jane

Eggs, cereal, OK, that's mostly what we need. And I put down that chocolate that you like. Are you coming to the shops with me?

Peter

No, I'll stay here if that's OK. Oh, have you got those chocolates I like on the list?

Jane

We've been married 40 years. Peter's still working, but I'm worried about him. How can I talk to him about it?

Professor Susan Kurrle

Talking about changes in someone's memory can be really challenging. It's important that you have a good relationship with the person.

You're then going to say, I've noticed your memory hasn't been as good lately. Are you a bit stressed about something? Are you not sleeping?

Talk about common things first, and then say, well, why don't we go and see the doctor about this, and see what they think.

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Last reviewed: December 2015

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