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Sharing a dementia diagnosis

Sharing a dementia diagnosis

When someone you know and may be close to is given a diagnosis of dementia, it can be difficult to know whether to tell other people. You may want to protect the person you support, or you may be worried about how people will react.

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Following a dementia diagnosis, it’s only natural to ask questions

A diagnosis is the first step in moving forward with dementia. Many people with dementia live full and meaningful lives after diagnosis.

On this website, people with dementia have shared their good and bad experiences, so you can learn from them and find useful strategies. This, combined with evidence based research, will help you choose your own path forward.

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Dementia advice articles for care practitioners

  • Clearer communication and behaviours with subjects
  • Creating a tailored and flexible approach to care
  • Dealing with emotional responses
  • The care system and regulatory change
  • Subject handovers and creating consistency
  • Cultural considerations
  • Underserved communities
  • Planning for hospital visits
  • Helping with Finances and benefits
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