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Dementia diagnosis

Find out how to get a dementia diagnosis and why it can help you access the right support. Diagnosis stages are different for everyone and we can offer advice and a symptoms checklist to help you speak to your doctor.

Real life stories of diagnosis

Hear from people who have been through the experience.

Shirley Williams sits on a chair with a cup of tea and a magazine.

I’m not going to let dementia spoil my life

Shirley is doing all she can to keep her mind sharp after diagnosis.

Keith with his family.

I have changed. But I am still me

Find out about Keith's journey to accept his dementia diagnosis.

Mary Best working on a sewing project.

If someone’s worried, get a diagnosis

Mary is embracing new opportunities since her dementia diagnosis.

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Dementia support line

0333 150 3456

If you are affected by dementia, our trained staff are ready to give you the help you need.

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Online Support Forum

Join our community

It can help to hear from people with a similar experience. Find advice and get support from our online community.

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Get our booklet on diagnosis

Diagnosing dementia: A practical guide to assessment

If you prefer to read this information in print, our 68 page booklet 'Diagnosing dementia: A practical guide to assessment' has full advice and guidance.

Get it by post for free or view the PDF to download a copy.