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Just diagnosed. Now what?

A diagnosis of Alzheimer’s disease or related dementias can be overwhelming and bring up a variety of emotions such as anger, denial, fear, isolation and grief. Acknowledging these feelings and seeking support can be some of the first empowering steps you take for yourself or your family members.

Some people also experience some measure of relief and validation. For them, the diagnosis affirms that the changes they experienced were real; that they were correct in seeking help; and they are now positioned to seek out treatment and additional supportive measures.
 
It’s important to know that you don’t have to take this journey alone.
There is an entire community of support available for you… people who are knowledgeable about dementia; who understand how you feel; and who’ve been (or are currently) in a similar situation, and can provide helpful strategies and tips for continued quality of life.
 
Gain added peace of mind by exploring these links:

Other resources

There are credible resources around the world that have also posted helpful information. Here are just a few of them:

Alzheimer’s Association
Just Diagnosed
Sharing your diagnosis
 
Alzheimer’s Society
After a diagnosis

Video: Understanding Dementia & Brain Health Online

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