Receiving a dementia diagnosis can be emotionally overwhelming for both the person diagnosed and their family members. It may bring up feelings of grief, loss, and sadness, as well as anxiety about what the future holds.
Dementia is a progressive disease that affects the brain, and its course and progression can be unpredictable. It can cause changes in the person’s behaviour, personality, and cognitive abilities, which can affect their relationships with family members. It’s hard to know what to expect and how to plan for the future.
Family members may also feel overwhelmed by the caregiving responsibilities that come with supporting a loved one with dementia, such as providing assistance with activities of daily living, managing medications, and navigating healthcare systems.
It is important to seek support and resources to help navigate this challenging time.