Live Well Academy
A diagnosis of Alzheimer’s, Mild Cognitive Impairment or a related disease is scary and may be devastating. But it’s important to know that it doesn’t mean your life is over.
In this video series, you will meet people determined to live their best lives with Alzheimer’s or a related diagnosis. These men and women will share their strategies for coping with the changes that come with their disease. They hope to inspire others to Live Well.
To Live Well with a diagnosis of Alzheimer’s, MCI or another form of dementia, it is vital to stay connected with others who share your experiences. You can find that support at “Memory Café.” These gatherings of individuals who are interested in Living Well with Alzheimer’s and Mild Cognitive Impairment are being formed by Alzheimer’s Tennessee across the state. Click here to find a Memory Café in your community.
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Never Give Up
We are living well with dementia, and so can you.
Feelings Experienced After Diagnosis
People experience a mixture of emotions after learning of their diagnosis.
Coping with a Diagnosis
Things you can do to Live Well with memory loss
Stigma is often rooted in fear, a lack of understanding about a disease, or bad experiences.
Technology and Strategies to Live Well with a Diagnosis
GPS smartphone apps and organizational techniques help you stay active and connected.
Planning for the Future
Short Term and Long Term Planning Are Important to Live Well with Alzheimer's
The Importance of Connecting with others living with a diagnosis.
Dealing with a diagnosis is not something anyone can or should face alone.
Dealing with Stress
Strategies to Cope with Stress while Living with Early Stage Alzheimer's disease
Sharing the Diagnosis
One of the first things facing someone with a new diagnosis, is deciding who to share the information with and how to tell them.
How a Diagnosis Changes Your Life
Brenda was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease before her 50th birthday. In this video, she shares how she and her family cope with the disease at such a young age.
Coming to Terms with a Diagnosis
A diagnosis of Alzheimer’s, mild cognitive impairment or another dementia is often shocking and may come with life changes.