Home > Medical > Alzheimer's > FAQs 29 July 2004 Do elderly patients seek help early if their memory starts to deteriorate? Patients often don’t seek help early because motivation to seek help is usually also affected. Family and friends may often wait too long before seeking professional help for their loved ones. 0 Quiz Social independence test » Ask Anti-ageing expert » Follow Health24 on Twitter » Seth Rogen: Alzheimer's is brutal African health in focus Patients often don’t seek help early because motivation to seek help is usually also affected. Family and friends may often wait too long before seeking professional help for their loved ones. More in Medical Are there any vitamins and herbal supplements that an elderly person can take to improve memory? More: Alzheimer'sFAQs advertisement Get a quote Fedhealth - What cover is right for you? Momentum - save up to 35% on healthcare advertisement Read Health24’s Comments Policy Comment on this story 0 comments Add your comment Thank you, your comment has been submitted. Logout Comment 0 characters remaining Share on Facebook Logout Comment 0 characters remaining Share on Facebook Loading comments... Other news Lifestyle Friends and family influence teens' e-cigarette use Sex Did Bill Cosby have sex with unconscious women? Medical Blood pressure fluctuation may increase heart disease risk Medical Could ketamine be a rapid treatment for depression? Fitness Female Muslim bodybuilder forced to seek recognition abroad Diet and nutrition Does Facebook encourage dangerous diets? From our sponsors Keeping your skin soft, moisturised and winter-ready The health benefits of donating blood Hydration is vital all year round Momentum Health: an industry leader in healthcare Live healthier Up for grabs » Raw pet food a risky choice New finding on pet food scare Why do wet dogs stink? Win food for your pet Stand a chance of winning a lazy bed and new Hill’s Ideal Balance dog food! Cure your cough » Diagnosing a chronic cough The most abused over-the-counter drug in SA Five of the weirdest things to cause a cough Why are you coughing? A cough can be a symptom of a wide variety of different health conditions, ranging from a foreign body to infective diseases and even cancer.