Health and social care professionals is one of nine booklets that have been written for people with dementia.
If you have been diagnosed with dementia, you are likely to see a range of health and social care professionals atdifferent times. Although it may seem confusing to meet lots of different people, remember that these professionals provide important support and can help you to live well with dementia.
You will probably see professionals in a range of places, including at the hospital. Some will be NHS health professionals, such as doctors or nurses. They often work alongside 'allied' health professionals, such as occupational therapists.
Others who may help you are social care professionals, such as social workers, arranged through your local council. You might also see other staff from a private business, or a voluntary organisation like Alzheimer's Society or Age UK, such as a dementia adviser.
2016: 24 pages, A5