Being able to recognize the symptoms of dementia is not always easy. They can be slow to develop and it can take time to notice a pattern. Sometimes you might not recognize it in yourself but the people around you notice a problem.
It is important to talk with your Doctor about the changes your and/or the people around you are seeing. Talking with a Doctor helps to learn what might be causing problems and if there is anything that can be done to help.
Listen to what others say about living with dementia
Sharing the Diagnosis
For many knowing when to share the diagnosis with others can be stressful. Some can worry how others will treat them and others can worry when is the right time. There can be a stress in keeping a secret and many report feeling better once they have talked with at least a few people.
Being able to meet with others who are experiencing the same issues can be comforting. Right now many groups are meeting on online, which allows people from all over to attend. Others groups meets in person. Take time to see what works best for you.
Finding ways to stay active and engaged while living with dementia has benefit. For some being active and staying involved means participating in research. There are many different types of research so talk with others about what fits for you. With being involved in studies, there could be benefit for you or for others living with dementia.