Coming to terms with my diagnosis

Getting an explanation for the difficulties you have been experiencing may have been a long and difficult process. You are not alone in this; dementia at a younger age is rare and initially symptoms can be mistaken for more common difficulties such as;

  • Depression and Anxiety
  • Work related stress
  • Problems with vision
  • Stroke
  • Other physical or neurological difficulties

Some people have described the moment they get the diagnosis of dementia as a relief, because they finally have an explanation for the symptoms they have been experiencing. Others will find that the diagnosis comes as a shock.

Having information and an explanation of your diagnosis is a very individual and personal process. Each person needs time and the opportunity to ask questions at their own pace. You might want to talk with the professionals who have been involved in your assessment and diagnosis. You can also talk with the organisations that provide support in Worcestershire. You can find the contact details for these organisations here.

You may want to look at information describing your diagnosis, or it may be more helpful to discuss this information with a trusted professional.

If you would like to have more information about different forms of dementia please click on the headings below where you will find some brief descriptions of forms of dementia including;