Things To Consider If You Have Dementia

A diagnosis of Alzheimer’s or another type of dementia can leave you with a lot of questions. 

Rest assured, you are not alone.

There are more than 17,000 people currently living with Alzheimer’s disease or another type of dementia in our community.

Many people continue to enjoy a good quality of life with family and friends after receiving a diagnosis.

You have the support and resources available to you.

You might have questions, concerns, or simply want to talk. Let us help guide you and your family through this journey.

It’s the right time to plan for your future.

  • Legal concerns: We encourage you to make an appointment with your family lawyer. If you do not have a lawyer, there are a number of options available in the community. They will guide you through the decision-making process and ensure you have the right documents in place to protect you and your family members.
  • Driving and dementia: Deciding when a person living with dementia should discontinue driving can be difficult. There are many considerations to take into account, including the type of diagnosis, the rate of progression of the disease, the stage of the disease and other circumstances related to the individual’s condition
  • Self-care: The way you take care of yourself is extraordinarily important. By maintaining a healthy lifestyle, you'll enjoy a better quality of life and you will be able to maximize your strengths and capabilities.
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