Telling other people

Talking to your family and friends about dementia is an important step. It can be hard on everyone when a diagnosis is confirmed, but if people know about your illness then things will be easier for everyone.

When the time is right for you and you are ready to talk about your dementia, maybe start by telling someone close to you.

Who you tell is entirely up to you. You can tell people as much or as little about your condition as you like. You can tell people directly or asked others to tell people for you. You can direct people to the Alzheimer National Helpline if they have lots of questions and want more information about dementia.

By telling people, they can then begin to understand and hopefully, if you need support doing the things your normally do, they could be part of your support network.

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