How to Talk with a Loved One About Dementia Symptoms

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Talking about dementia symptoms with a loved one is a hard conversation to have. If you’ve noticed memory loss and other cognitive impairments, you might be hesitant to say something.

In our experience, families rarely say they talked about signs of memory loss too soon. It’s typically the reverse – they wish they had addressed their concerns earlier instead of waiting.

In our guide, How to Talk with a Loved One About Dementia Symptoms, you’ll learn how to:

  • Start the conversation
  • Talk about next steps and make a plan for their care
  • Get connected to resources and support

This guide also offers tips for helping a loved one in the days and weeks that follow a dementia diagnosis, including care options to help them maintain their independence for as long as possible.

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