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After a Diagnosis

Caring for someone with dementia can be difficult, and at times feel a bit overwhelming. However, there are many organizations that provide a range of services to help families, care partners and friends continue supporting people with dementia at home.

Finding out about dementia and the immediate help available is usually a priority soon after a diagnosis is made.

Alzheimer’s Association can help you learn what is happening, provide emotional support, information, education and counselling. Go to www.alz.org or call the 24/7 Helpline:   800-272-3900

Sheridan Senior Center Family Caregiver Program, 307-672-2240, can provide information on local support for care partners, including support groups, respite care and other community services. 

The primary care physician will probably be the health professional providing on-going health care for the person with dementia. It is important that family members and the doctor can communicate comfortably as this will be of great benefit to all concerned.

 

Information adapted from © Alzheimer’s Australia 1999 Reviewed 2005, 2012, 2013, 2016