Living with Dementia
Living with Alzheimer’s disease or a related dementia can be a challenging journey, not just for the person with the condition but also for family members and loved ones.
Sometimes you may feel overwhelmed and unable to cope with the changes you are facing.
You are not alone. There are people and services that can help you to navigate the road ahead. If you have dementia or have a loved one who has been diagnosed, this section is for you.
I am a Carer
Caring for a loved one with Alzheimer’s / dementia means you and your family face many changes and some challenges. You are not alone, the Alzheimer Society of Bangladesh is here to help.
We can help you to connect with other carers and to access information and the supports and services that may be available to you and your loved one.
I have dementia
If you have been told that you have Alzheimer’s disease, vascular dementia or another dementia then this section is for you.
If you are experiencing memory problems or are having difficulties in performing everyday tasks then visit your doctor. There may be reasons, other than dementia, for your problems and the doctor will be able to check.
If you have been diagnosed with dementia, finding this out can come as a shock, even if you have felt that something was not quite right. You may have lots of questions about what this means, what happens next with your family, social and working lives, and who can help you.
It is important to know that you are not alone. You may be able to get help, support and information from:
• Your family and friends
• Your doctor
• Health and social workers
• Alzheimer society and other voluntary groups