Relationships

A diagnosis of dementia can affect your relationships in many ways. Some people might not know much about dementia and what to say. Others might want to “jump in” and take on the role of a carer. Meanwhile, dementia can affect your relationships with your partner in many ways. This section looks at common issues and offers advice on how to handle them.

Relationships

A diagnosis of dementia can affect your relationships in many ways. Some people might not know much about dementia and what to say. Others might want to “jump in” and take on the role of a carer. Meanwhile, dementia can affect your relationships with your partner in many ways. This section looks at common issues and offers advice on how to handle them.

Telling people about your diagnosis

Telling other people that you have dementia can be daunting. You might be worried about how to explain the situation and how other people will react. These pages look at who you might tell, and what to say.

Telling people about dementia

Breaking the news about your diagnosis can be daunting, so this page offers some guidance.

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Telling people about early onset dementia

If you received your diagnosis at a younger age (under 65), the impact of your diagnosis is likely to be different.

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Your relationships

These pages looks at the impact of a diagnosis of dementia on your relationships, whether it’s your family or your partner.

Family relationships

Looks at how family relationships are affected by a dementia diagnosis, and what you can do to manage this.

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Sex and intimacy

Looks at how dementia can affect the relationship between you and your partner, and what can help.

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