People with dementia may struggle to remember details of everyday activities, but they can still remember some things like where they bought a bottle of wine or their favourite book.
If you or someone you know needs help with any of these things, this could be an important time to talk to them.
Mental health professionals and carers can be incredibly helpful in helping you with any aspects of your daily lives, from your daily routine to where you live and how much money you earn.
They can also provide you with helpful advice about your own recovery.
You can contact the mental health service in your area for information on the best way to get help.
Here are some ways you can get support for yourself: If you need help with your memory, ask your GP or your primary carer for advice.
This may include a look at the latest research, whether you are having difficulty with your memories or even talking about your memories in your own words.
Ask your GP to help you identify your own problems and to assess whether you might need help.
Ask the person you are talking to if they are aware of dementia and whether they are able to help.
Your GP may want to find out what dementia is and what it means for you.
This is usually done through a cognitive behavioural therapy session or assessment.
If the person is able to explain dementia to you, they can also ask you about your mental health, how you are feeling and what you need to do.
If this isn’t possible, you can ask them to talk about your dementia.
This can help the person understand the signs and symptoms of dementia better and may help them to understand your condition better.
Ask for a copy of your doctor’s note if you or a loved one needs to ask about your symptoms.
A copy of the note will usually give you a better idea of what dementia symptoms might be.
If your GP is unsure of whether your symptoms are the result of dementia, ask for a referral to a mental health professional.
If that doesn’t work, or you still have a problem, you may be able to get a referral from your primary or local GP.
If there is no mental health specialist in your local area, or if you live in a remote area, you might be able go to a support group.
These groups can be very helpful in talking to people about dementia and helping them to get their support.
Your local GP can refer you to a specialist for further advice and information.
The mental health team at the local health centre can also offer information about dementia or dementia support.
The local health team can help you find out about your local care and can refer people to a care home if you need one.
If a care unit is not suitable for you, you or your family could also visit the hospital for support.
It may be worth contacting your GP if you have questions about the care you need.
Find out if your local GP has a mental illness support service for you or if they can give you information on your treatment options.
Your doctor may also be able give you more information about your treatment, including when you can expect to receive a specialist treatment or if it is likely to be permanent.
You should ask your doctor about any symptoms or problems that may be affecting your recovery, so they can help make sure you get the best treatment and rehabilitation.
They may also want to check if there are other people who need the help.
The best way for people with memory loss to get on is to have regular activities such as going for walks, or by engaging in regular activities.
Talking to a therapist or a counsellor may also help to get your memory back in check.
This could include a chat with your therapist about your past experiences.
You may also wish to talk with a GP or a mental carer to help with other aspects of life, such as your relationship with your children.
The Mental Health Alliance (MHAs) is a national network of people who care for people who have dementia or have had a memory loss.
You will find MHAs services in all states and territories and online.
The MHAs website can help people find support.
You or someone who you know might be experiencing memory loss should talk to a GP.
Find the nearest MHAs branch for support, advice and support.