“One of the most common signs of Alzheimer’s disease, especially in the early stage, is forgetting recently learned information,” it said.
“People living with Alzheimer’s may have trouble following or joining a conversation.
“They may stop in the middle of a conversation and have no idea how to continue or they may repeat themselves.
“They may struggle with vocabulary, have trouble naming a familiar object or use the wrong name [e.g., calling a ‘watch’ a ‘hand-clock’].”
There’s no certain way to prevent dementia from developing, but there are ways to lower your risk, said the NHS.
Eating a healthy, balanced diet should help to lower your chances of developing dementia.
It’s also important to do enough exercise. Everyone should aim to do at least 150 minutes of moderate-intensity activity every week.
There are around 850,000 people in the UK with dementia, and the condition affects one in every six people over 80 years old.