What to do after a dementia diagnosis helps you to understand clearly how to move on with life after this news

There is no right or wrong reaction to a diagnosis of dementia. Your loved one is likely to experience a wide range of emotions. This may vary from relief that there's an explanation for what is happening to them to shock, fear, shame, despair, guilt, denial and anger. This will differ from one person to another. One individual may feel overwhelmed by their emotions; another face them calmly and as confirmation of what they already suspected. Still, others may undergo a crisis.

All these reactions are normal and part of the process of coming to terms with the situation and learning to cope. The diagnosis will also affect you, other family members, friends and any employer.

Find Branch

Free guide: What to do after a dementia diagnosis

All these reactions are normal and part of the process of coming to terms with the situation and learning to cope. The diagnosis will also affect you, other family members, friends and any employer.

Free guide: What to do after a dementia diagnosis
Robin Dynes, our expert dementia author has written a guide on 'What to do after a dementia diagnosis'.

Download Dementia Guide

Click Here To Find Your Nearest Branch

The guide includes:

  • Immediately after diagnosis
  • Learn about the condition
  • Planning ahead
  • Supporting your partner/parent/friend
  • Dealing with your own emotions
  • Tips to help improve communication
  • Practical day-to-day tips
  • Organisations and sources of useful information

Receive Dementia Activity Guides

Sign-up to our new free activity guides for people with dementia

Downloads the Guides