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Adjusting to your diagnosis of dementia

You're not alone

I began by telling very few people, but I’ve come to the conclusion that it’s better to inform people rather than be talked about. So I have begun to widen the number of people that I have told what is the matter with me, and what the causes are for my forgetfulness - Person in the early stages of dementia.

Consider how you feel - write it in a journal or talk to others about it. If you feel anxious or low, read the sections on ‘Boosting mood’ and ‘Coping with Stress and Anxiety’.

Be positive and accept that there will be good days and bad days. Fill your life with people, activities, objects and experiences that make you feel good.