Keeping active and involved

When you’re told you have dementia, you may feel a range of different emotions. These often include fear or loss of self-confidence as well as uncertainty about the future.

You might feel like you no longer want to go out or stay involved with the activities you usually do. However, it’s important to keep enjoying the things you did before your diagnosis. To start with, it may be hard to adjust, but you should still be able to continue doing many of the things you do now, sometimes by making small changes. Above all, keep active and try to remain positive about the future.