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The first-hand experiences of dementia diagnosis

People living with dementia and carers from all over the world have shared their experience of the journey to diagnosis for this year's World Alzheimer's Month campaign.

In collaboration with ADI Alzheimer and dementia associations and supported by Dementia Alliance International (DAI), people living with dementia and carers from all around the world have recorded and shared their experience of receiving a dementia diagnosis, for this year’s World Alzheimer’s Month.

Author: Alzheimer's Disease International

There are two things I would recommend when doctors are diagnosing. One is to give the patient hope. A simple comment like “it is possible to live a meaningful life for some time to come” and encouraging us to be all we can be, despite coming challenges. - Roger Marple (Canada)

Digital Dementia Care Companion

CARA is a lifestyle and community digital platform that provides easy access for persons living with dementia and caregivers to connect to an ecosystem of solutions via a mobile application.

CARA serves as a key touchpoint for members, providing personalised support across the journey of living with and caring for dementia, empowering them to lead meaningful and purposeful lives. CARA stands for Community, Assurance, Rewards and Acceptance.

Source: CARA is an initiative by Dementia Singapore (formerly known as Alzheimer’s Disease Association).