Do you have the impression that your memory or the memory of your partner, parent or family member is not as good as it used to be? Are you finding it more difficult to remember things like names, faces and phone numbers? Perhaps you cannot remember how something works, such as the remote control of your TVor you might not be able to recall certain words. Here at the Functional Neurological Institute we examine how your memory works in order to identify the cause or causes of your memory disorder.
Types of memory problems
Dementia is a collective name for more than 50 diseases, which cause the brain to no longer process information properly. The most familiar of those diseases is Alzheimer’s disease. People with dementia have a combination of symptoms, such as memory loss and changing behaviour.
Alzheimer’s disease is the most common form of dementia. As many as 70% of all people with dementia have Alzheimer's. People who suffer Alzheimer's have memory problems. As the disease worsens, daily activities become progressively more difficult.