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    Which factsheets would be best for Mum to read?

    My Mum was diagnosed with Alzheimer's some while ago. More recently she is aware her memory is worsening and keeps saying she thinks she's 'going barmy' when she forgets things or gets muddled.

    I try to explain about the illness, but can anyone recommend a factsheet I could give her to explain (and remind her) about the dementia - without worrying her with details about the progressive nature of the illness please?

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    Hello Kimina

    There are two factsheets here which may be helpful. One is about 'after the diagnosis' and the other describes the varying types of dementia. There are others which outline the progression but that could cause your Mum some worry.

    http://alzheimers.org.uk/site/script...documentID=122

    http://alzheimers.org.uk/Facts_about...t_is_dementia/

    I hope they help but there many others. If you look across the top band on the Forum pages where it says Alzheimer's Society, to the right you will see Factsheets - click on those for more.

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    Thanks Jan,

    While looking at the factsheets you mentioned, I happened to see the 'What Your Diagnosis Means For You' leaflet and that is just perfect, so I have printed it (and a few others) off.

    Thanks again,
    Kimina.



    QUOTE=BeckyJan;571116]Hello Kimina

    There are two factsheets here which may be helpful. One is about 'after the diagnosis' and the other describes the varying types of dementia. There are others which outline the progression but that could cause your Mum some worry.

    http://alzheimers.org.uk/site/script...documentID=122

    http://alzheimers.org.uk/Facts_about...t_is_dementia/

    I hope they help but there many others. If you look across the top band on the Forum pages where it says Alzheimer's Society, to the right you will see Factsheets - click on those for more.

    Best wishes[/QUOTE]
     

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kimina View Post
    While looking at the factsheets you mentioned, I happened to see the 'What Your Diagnosis Means For You' leaflet and that is just perfect, so I have printed it (and a few others) off.
    For anyone else interested this is the link to the Living with Dementia booklets which include the 'What your diagnosis means to you' booklet Kimina mentions above

    Living with Dementia booklets
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