Receiving a diagnosis of dementia is not something people plan for, and it can be an overwhelming experience. It’s important to know there are services and support available.
After a diagnosis, some people don‘t know where to turn. They may not have access to the right information, feel isolated and alone, or feel unsure how to access supports and services that may benefit them.
Alzheimer’s WA recognises how difficult this time can be and is here to guide people diagnosed with dementia, and their families, through the wide range of services that are available. Accessing support as early as possible can help improve symptoms and slow down progression of the disease. It can also help the person and their family accept the diagnosis and prepare for the journey ahead.
No one should face dementia alone. With support, it is possible to live well with dementia.
If you are concerned about dementia, contact Alzheimer’s WA on 1300 66 77 88
or visit alzheimerswa.org.au