If you are experiencing memory problems or are having difficulties in performing everyday tasks, it’s important to make an appointment with your doctor or General Practitioner (GP).
There may be reasons, other than dementia, for the problems that you are experiencing. Speaking to a healthcare practitioner will likely provide you with more information and clarity.
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 further information from:
- Alzheimer and dementia associations in your country and from other voluntary groups
- Your doctor
- Health and social workers
- Your family and friends
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.
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: