Alzheimer’s Tennessee, Inc. – Support, Education and Research for Alzheimer’s Disease and Related Dementias

Live Well Academy

Coping with a Diagnosis




  • Give yourself time to process the diagnosis.
  • Try to identify the emotions you are feeling and share with someone you are comfortable confiding in.
  • Connect with others living with dementia through local support groups.
  • Empower yourself by taking responsibility for learning about your diagnosis to the degree you are able.

“We need words of encouragement. It’s ok to seek help from professionals like a psychia-trist to deal with the diagnosis.” 

— Avi, diagnosed 6 years


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