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Best of…Resources for Those Recently Diagnosed

These resources are a good place to start if you or a loved one were recently diagnosed with dementia:

What Happens Next?

Source: National Institute on Aging (NIA)
Description: This brochure for individuals with early-stage Alzheimer's Disease discusses how to tell family and friends about the diagnosis, coping strategies, expectations, and other issues those with this diagnosis face.

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Dealing with Alzheimer's Blog

Source: creatingmemories.blogspot.com/
Description: This series of blog entries, written by an individual with early onset dementia, is for individuals diagnosed with Alzheimer's disease and provides information and suggestions on how to live with the disease. Topics covered include taking care of yourself, family & friends, coping with changes, planning ahead, and making job decisions.

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Start learning about the different types of dementia and the stages of the disease:

Types of Dementia

Source: DementiaCareCentral Original Content
Description: This page contains information about types of dementia, including the most common types of dementia, and less common types of dementia. A video clip discusses the importance of a proper diagnosis.

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Stages of Dementia

Source: DementiaCareCentral Original Content
Description: This page contains information on the different stages of dementia. Different scales are described, including the Clinical Dementia Rating Scale (CDR), the Global Deterioration Scale for Assessment of Primary Degenerative Dementia (GDS), and the Functional Assessment Staging (FAST).

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