Recently diagnosed?

Recently diagnosedIf you, or someone close to you has recently been diagnosed with dementia, there is support available.

The Scottish Government has guaranteed a year’s post-diagnostic support for everyone diagnosed with dementia from April 2013. 

What is post-diagnostic support?

There are five key aspects of post-diagnostic support which will help you to:

  • understand the illness and manage your symptoms
  • be supported to keep up your community connections and make new ones
  • peer support  - have the chance to meet other people with dementia and their partners and families
  • plan for future decision-making
  • plan for your future support.

How do I access post-diagnostic support?

In many areas this is provided by Alzheimer Scotland’s Dementia Link Workers on behalf of the NHS. In other areas post-diagnostic support is provided by NHS staff. 

You can ask your doctor to refer you for post-diagnostic support, or use the search box on this page to find out if Alzheimer Scotland has a Dementia Link Worker or other post-diagnostic support in your area.

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