Receiving a diagnosis

Receiving a diagnosis of dementia can be a difficult and overwhelming experience for you and your family. For some, it may also bring a sense of relief at finally being able to put a name to the symptoms they have been experiencing.

Nevertheless, it can be hard to know what to do first; you will likely have a lot of questions. Getting the information and support you need can help you take charge.


Telling others

Learn more about sharing your diagnosis with others.


Learning about dementia

Find out more about the different types of dementia.


Connect with the Alzheimer Society of B.C.

You are not alone. Read others’ reactions to hearing their diagnosis.


Common reactions and feelings

The Society offers support and education throughout the province.

Last Updated: 07/02/2020