This section looks at key parts of the dementia journey – the immediate aftermath of diagnosis, the emotional adjustment, coping with the loss of abilities. It discusses how others have coped with these experiences and how to prepare ahead.
Everyone’s journey with dementia is different. No two people have the same experience, and everyone’s personal circumstances- family life, friends, where you live – are different.
But there are some key milestones that a lot of people with dementia have in common. Everyone who receives a diagnosis of dementia will experience a turbulent emotional period and will have a lot of questions running through their head. Some people might move home or move into residential care. Hopefully, the pages in this section will help you make sense of your situation, wherever you are on your journey, and help you prepare for the challenges ahead.
This page is a “getting started” guide for anyone who’s just been diagnosed with dementia.
This page explores what you might be feeling as you come to terms with your condition, and how to find someone to talk to.
Progression of dementia
There are no clear “stages” to dementia, but this page looks at what to prepare for and what things might look like ahead.
This page looks at when you might decide to move home, what your options are, and how to manage the process.