I have dementia

If you have been told that you have Alzheimer's disease, vascular dementia or another dementia then this section is for you.

If you are experiencing memory problems or are having difficulties in performing everyday tasks then visit your doctor. There may be reasons, other than dementia, for your problems and the doctor will be able to check.

If you have been diagnosed with dementia, finding this out can come as a shock, even if you have felt that something was not quite right. You may have lots of questions about what this means, what happens next with your family, social and working lives, and who can help you.

It is important to know that you are not alone. You may be able to get help, support and information from:

  • Your family and friends
  • Your doctor
  • Health and social workers
  • Counsellors
  • Alzheimer associations and other voluntary groups

Dementia Alliance International

ADI is partnered with Dementia Alliance International (DAI), the collaboration of like-minded individuals diagnosed with dementia providing a unified voice of strength, advocacy and support in the fight for individual autonomy for people with dementia. DAI offer free membership, support and information by, of and for people living with dementia.

For more information, visit: www.dementiaallianceinternational.org

Other resources

Alzheimer associations have content aimed at people with dementia on their websites and in publications. Many associations have helplines dedicated to support and advice.

The following Alzheimer associations also have materials that may be especially helpful for those affected by dementia: