Being diagnosed with dementia may have come as a shock to you, as well as your whānau/family and friends. There is a lot you can do to live a healthy life and continue to enjoy life for a long time to come.
Every person and whānau is different. You and your whānau will find your own answers to the issues that dementia brings. Information or advice will help along with support from health professionals and others sharing the same experience.
Remember, you are not alone – help is only a phone call away. Contact your local Alzheimers or Dementia organisation for support or information, or give us a call on 0800 004 001.
Booklet: Living with dementia
A guide for people diagnosed with dementia
This booklet is written for people who have been diagnosed with dementia to give you information and to help you continue to live well.
The booklet suggests ways to look after yourself including how to adjust to change and managing your day, as well as working, driving, keeping involved and active and planning for the future.