The dementia guide: Living well after diagnosis

Have you recently been diagnosed with dementia? Get your copy of the latest version of our dementia guide. It also provides helpful information for anyone taking on a caring role.

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

Close friends and family of someone with dementia will also find this guide useful, as it contains information for anyone taking on a caring or supporting role.

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

The first edition of this guide was produced by Alzheimer’s Society with support and funding from the Department of Health. This is the second 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
  • Support for carers
  • Research
  • Alzheimer’s Society support services
  • Other useful organisations

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2017: 174 pages, A5

The dementia guide: Living well after 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 would like to thank the Morrisons Foundation for their support in funding this guide.

The Morrisons Foundation was set up by the Morrisons supermarket chain to make a positive difference to people in England, Scotland and Wales. They provide match funding for Morrisons colleagues and award grants for charity projects that improve people's lives.

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