Now that you’ve received a diagnosis, you’re probably experiencing a number of different feelings such as shock, fear, sadness, anger, or even relief. You may also be struggling with the idea that you have an irreversible illness, yet you don’t feel sick. These are all normal reactions!
It can often be helpful to talk about what you’re feeling and thinking rather than to keep things bottled up inside. In addition to talking with people who are close to you, you can contact us at the Alzheimer’s Association 24/7 Helpline at 1.800.272.3900…we’re always here to listen.
To access information about ways to cope and live successfully with the challenges that a diagnosis of dementia can bring, click on the boxes below.
Caregivers for Alzheimer's and dementia face special challenges. Whether you need information about early-stage caregiving, middle-stage caregiving, or late-stage caregiving, the Alzheimer's Association is here to help.
For questions or additional information, contact the Southeastern Wisconsin Chapter at 414.479.8800 / 800.272.3900 or email Wendy Betley at firstname.lastname@example.org.