Living with a Diagnosis of Dementia

A diagnosis of Dementia is life-changing for both the individual with the disease and their family and loved ones. Providing care for someone living with this disease is not a simple task and can place significant stress on the caregiver. In the early stages of dementia, the individual may feel everything is under control, but as the disease progresses, so does the degree of care, sometimes even leading to 24/7 assistance. However, many of the common issues and challenges of living with dementia have solutions, and help is available. This section identifies some of the strategies and resources to help you and your loved ones manage these issues.

  • Pharmacological Treatments and Issues for Dementia
  • Living Arrangements
    • Living Alone
    • Home Support
    • Long-Term Care
  • Living Safely
    • Financial Safety
    • Safe Home
    • Safety Outside the Home
    • Technology to Support Safety
  • Advance Care Planning
  • Driving
  • Recognizing and Managing Caregiver Stress
  • Intimacy and Sexuality