Coping with the stigma of dementia

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Tips for sharing a diagnosis and dealing with the stigma
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Coping with the stigma of dementia

Sharing a dementia diagnosis and dealing with the stigma can be challenging. So when is the best time to tell people and how can you deal with ignorance or thoughtlessness. Read on to find our advice and tips.

When to go public - if at all

Sharing a dementia diagnosis can be challenging. Of course, there are some people who are very open right from the start, while others may find telling friends and family really daunting. Here, we hear from people with dementia and their carers about whether or not they decided to go public with their diagnosis.

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How to deal with stigma and ignorance

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When you’re caring for someone with dementia, the last thing you should have to deal with is ignorance, thoughtlessness and cruelty from others. However, we know this is something many of you have to tackle on a regular basis. So we’ve put together some tips to empower yourself and beat the stigma of dementia.

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There’s something special about storytelling

Being read to by a parent or grandparent is an early memory for many of us. As we develop and grow, we are taught to read to ourselves, quietly. For a person living with dementia, being read to, and sharing the joy of a story, is an enriching activity that can reap many benefits.

This week, in honour of World Book Day, Barbara explains how reading can be used as therapy and shares some book recommendations.

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Browse our range of books

We've a range of reading material both for people living with dementia and those close to them who want to understand it a little better. Or create your own book with our books designed to help you capture your loved one's life story. 
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Join our Facebook support group

Our Facebook Dementia Support Group is a thriving online community of more than 8,000 like minded people. It is a place where family carers come together and share their experiences as well as provide comfort, solace and sometimes light-hearted relief for each other.
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