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The dementia guide: Living well after your diagnosis

Updated: May 27

Have you recently been diagnosed with dementia? Get your copy of the latest version of our dementia guide. It has lots of tips and advice to help you live well with dementia and keeping doing the activities that you enjoy.

If you have recently been told you have dementia, this guide is for you. You may have any type of dementia, such as Alzheimer’s disease, vascular dementia or mixed dementia. You might have dementia with Lewy bodies (DLB) or a less common type, such as frontotemporal dementia (FTD). The dementia guide will give you a general overview of a range of topics. It will help you to understand more about dementia and the treatments, support and services that are available. It also includes information about how you can live as well as possible with dementia, and about making plans for the future.

The dementia guide is like an important road map. --- Person living with dementia.

The dementia guide is just one of many ways to get information and support from Alzheimer’s Society. Dementia Connect is our personalised service for people affected by dementia providing phone, online and face-to-face support.

The first edition of this guide was produced with support and funding from the Department of Health. This is the third edition. It has been reviewed by people with dementia, carers and experts in dementia. We have taken all feedback into consideration.


The dementia guide includes sections on:

  • About dementia

  • Treatments

  • Living well

  • Planning ahead

  • Services for people with dementia

  • Research

  • Alzheimer’s Society support services

  • Other useful organisations

Article: Alzheimer's Society


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