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Learning as much as you can about your diagnosis is the first step toward empowering yourself to take control of your life and make decisions that will help you live well with Alzheimer's for as long as possible.
It is normal to be hesitant or resistant to learning how the disease will progress and impact your life. But there are benefits:
Learn how you can live a healthy and balanced life with dementia.
Educating yourself about Alzheimer's also may help you to:
There is an abundance of information available online, and it may have been one of the first places you turned to after learning your diagnosis. To help ensure you get the most credible, reliable and objective information, use well-respected websites.
As you begin learning about your diagnosis, there may be information that will be difficult for you to deal with — and that's OK. Learn about the disease and how it will impact you and your family at your own pace. Set realistic expectations about the information you are able to process. Then come back to this site to learn more as often as you need.
Some important questions to ask yourself as you prepare to learn about the disease are:
Taking action helps you learn about the disease, learn from others and learn about yourself.