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I have dementia 

A diagnosis of Alzheimer’s disease or another dementia can be difficult and overwhelming. You may be scared, sad, angry, embarrassed or may still need some time to fully understand what it all means. At the same time, you might also feel relieved because it explains your symptoms.

It is important to remember that it is the disease causing your changes. You may feel nervous about the future. It is normal to worry about how the changes will affect you. Now is the right time to plan for the future and get the help and information you need.

  • Learn all you can about Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias by exploring our website. Read more ...
  • Contact your local Alzheimer Society to find out about services and learning opportunities  in your community. Learn more...
  • Educate yourself on what to expect in the early stages of this disease and how to manage your changing abilities. Enroll in an education session offered in your community geared for persons in the early stages of dementia.
  • Remember, you are not alone! Seek support from others who are experiencing similar symptoms. Join a support group for those in the early stages of the disease to get tips and strategies on how to maintain your quality of life. Read more...
  • Take time now, while you are able, to make decisions with your family about financial and legal issues to help avoid crises and manage future situations. Read more...
  • If you have been diagnosed with dementia and you are still working, you may be concerned about telling your employer you have the disease. Read more...

Last Updated: 07/19/17
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