Recently Diagnosed?

Find support and learn about services in your area before you need them:

  • Call Dementia Alliance’s CARE Navigation Team
  • How to access help with daily tasks as needed
  • How to get a home safety evaluation
  • Requesting a driving evaluation
  • Alternative transportation for when you can no longer drive

Create a care team and get regular medical care to maintain your overall health:

Take care of financial, legal, and healthcare planning: 

  • Visit an elder law attorney
  • Choose a Power of Attorney (POA)
  • Make a will, get papers in order and share with POA
  • Learn about Advance Care Planning
  • Prepare advance directives and share with care team

If you live alone:

  • Identify someone who will check in with you often and will be your emergency contact and share your information with that person
  • Consider working with an occupational therapist on ways to remain independent
  • Simplify your life
  • Stay connected socially 

If you are still working:

  • Consider reduced hours or switching to a less demanding position if you are struggling
  • Consider consulting your HR department or employee assistance program about family leave, disability and other employee benefits
  • Find out if you qualify for Social Security disability benefits