Working

If you are working, you may be having problems at work as a result of your dementia. When you feel ready, speak to your employer about your diagnosis. It will be easier if they are involved from the beginning.

You can get advice and support from your trade union, your local citizens advice bureau or from the disability employment adviser at your local job centre. You can also discuss the effect that dementia has on your work with your GP or consultant.

If you decide to carry on working, your employer should consider what they can do to help. They might, for example, consider reducing your hours or changing your job.

However, you may decide to leave work. If this is the case, it is important not to feel as though you are giving up. Before you leave employment, seek expert advice on your pension and social security benefits rights.

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