Living with dementia - Employment

Having a diagnosis of dementia may affect your job. Our guide on employment is part of a series of nine booklets that have been written for people with dementia. Download a digital copy or order a printed version of the booklet here.

If you have been diagnosed with dementia while you are still working, you may be wondering how this will affect your job. If so, this booklet can help you. 

Deciding whether or not you want to continue working after your diagnosis depends very much on your feelings and personal situation. Having dementia doesn’t mean you automatically have to give up work. Dementia affects everyone differently, and you might be able to stay in work for a while. 

This booklet gives advice on talking to your employer and looks into some of the ways they can support you. It also explains the ways in which the law protects you at work.

However, you may not want to keep working after your diagnosis, or you may not be able to. This booklet also covers things to think about if you decide to leave work. It also suggests ways to stay active and involved after you stop working.

Code 1509

2020: 40 pages, A5

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