HI, my dad was diagnosed with early stages of vascular dementia last week. I am in shock and still processing the news. He has full capacity and is very intelligent which masks the diagnosis. The medical team have done a thorough assessment (MRI, memory tests etc) so there is no doubt they are correct. Despite trying to talk about it with my Dad he is not acknowledging it. This is hard as I want to talk about it to ensure he feels he can share how he is feeling and we can gently start talking about the practical plans for the coming months and years. Any guidance or advice would be appreciated. I intend to reach out to local agencies, charities and support to navigate my way through this but I wondered if anyone has a recent/similar experience to me regarding a parent not acknowledging the diagnosis.