Living with dementia

If you have been told that you have Alzheimer’s disease or another dementia or you are experiencing memory problems, this section is for you.

If you have been told that you have Alzheimer’s disease, vascular dementia or another dementia then this section is for you.

If you are experiencing memory problems or are having difficulties in performing everyday tasks, then you should visit your doctor. There may be reasons, other than dementia, for the problems, and the doctor will be able to check.

If you have been diagnosed with dementia, finding this out can come as a shock, even if you have felt that something was not quite right. You may have lots of questions about what this means, what happens next with your family, how this could impact on your work and your social life, and who can help you.

It is important to know that you are not alone. You may be able to get help, support and information from:

  • Alzheimer and dementia associations in your country and from other voluntary groups
  • Your doctor
  • Health and social workers
  • Your family and friends
  • Counsellors


Dementia Alliance International

ADI is partnered with Dementia Alliance International (DAI), the collaboration of like-minded individuals diagnosed with dementia, providing a unified voice of strength, advocacy and support in the fight for individual autonomy for people with dementia. DAI offers free membership, support and information by, of and for people living with dementia.

For more information, visit:

Other resources

Alzheimer and dementia associations have content aimed at people living with dementia on their websites and in their publications. Many associations have helplines dedicated offering support and advice.

The following Alzheimer associations also have materials, information sheets and videos that may be especially helpful for those affected by dementia:

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Dementia Alliance International

Dementia Alliance International

DAI is a non-profit exclusively of people living with dementia, which seeks to represent, support, and educate others living with the disease, and the wider dementia community.

Alzheimer associations

Alzheimer associations provide support to people with dementia and their carers and campaign for change.