Living well - Communication - How to talk to family, friends and neighbours

To make the process of sharing your diagnosis with others easier, try talking to the people you are the closest to first. If they know what you are going through, they will be able to support you in managing your symptoms. Though it is difficult to predict how others will respond to this news, it is a good idea to share this information to allow others and yourself time to adjust to the diagnosis.

The information above was compiled with permission from Alzheimer Society of Canada. (2014). Shared experiences: Suggestions for those with Alzheimer disease. Toronto, Canada: Alzheimer Society of Canada.

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Helpful links and resources

Murray Alzheimer Research and Education Program. (2007). By Us For Us guide: Enhancing communication: An inspirational guide for people like us with early-stage memory loss. Waterloo, Ontario.

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