The dementia guide: Living well after your diagnosis

Have you recently been diagnosed with dementia? Get your copy of the latest version of our dementia guide. It has lots of tips and advice to help you live well with dementia and keeping doing the activities that you enjoy.

If you have recently been told you have dementia, this guide is for you. You may have any type of dementia, such as Alzheimer’s disease, vascular dementia or mixed dementia. You might have dementia with Lewy bodies (DLB) or a less common type, such as frontotemporal dementia (FTD).

The dementia guide will give you a general overview of a range of topics. It will help you to understand more about dementia and the treatments, support and services that are available. It also includes information about how you can live as well as possible with dementia, and about making plans for the future.

The dementia guide is like an important road map.

--- Person living with dementia

Our dementia advisers are here for you.

The dementia guide is just one of many ways to get information and support from Alzheimer’s Society. Dementia Connect is our personalised service for people affected by dementia providing phone, online and face-to-face support. 

The first edition of this guide was produced with support and funding from the Department of Health. This is the third edition. It has been reviewed by people with dementia, carers and experts in dementia. We have taken all feedback into consideration.

The dementia guide includes sections on:

  • About dementia
  • Treatments
  • Living well
  • Planning ahead 
  • Services for people with dementia
  • Research
  • Alzheimer’s Society support services
  • Other useful organisations

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2021: 184 pages, A5

The dementia guide: Living well after your diagnosis

Get your copy of the latest version of The dementia guide.

View and download the PDF Order a free copy by post

Available versions of the guide

Watch the video

You can watch the full video of our dementia guide below. 

If you would rather watch this video in sections, you can do so by selecting any of our section videos in this playlist.

 

There are also supplementary video case studies of people featured in the guide available on YouTube.

Do you require an audio version?

You can listen to an audio recording of The dementia guide on our website with Soundcloud.

It is also possible to order a CD copy of The dementia guide.

Do you require a Braille version?

The dementia guide is also available in Braille.

Do you require the guide in another language?

The dementia guide is available in a number of languages.

Are you a health professional?

You can make a bulk order of The dementia guide for free.

Place your order via email or call 0300 303 5933.

With special thanks

We'd like to thank everyone who contributed to the guide including many groups of people affected by dementia as well as a range of dementia specialists.

We would also like to thank the players of the People’s Postcode Lottery for their support in funding this guide. You can find out more about the work that they support on their website.

Supported by players of People's Postcode Lottery and awarded funds from Postcode Care Trust
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