“There are many causes of memory decline, including normal ageing, so it’s important people are investigated for underlying Alzheimer’s disease before taking this medical drink, or any kind of treatment.”
Souvenaid is approved for people in the early stages of dementia and is available at pharmacies, or from Nutricia at £3.50 for a daily dose.
For those of you who are unsure whether or not you, or somebody you love, is beginning to suffer from early dementia, there are certain clues to look out for.
The NHS lists common symptoms that may appear before a diagnosis of dementia is made. These include:
- Memory loss
- Difficulty concentrating
- Finding it hard to carry out familiar daily tasks, such as getting confused over the correct change when shopping
- Struggling to follow a conversation or find the right word
- Being confused about time and place
- Mood changes