This section provides information and suggestions about planning for the future, if one is diagnoised with dementia. Information about a range of issues that one needs to consider, plan and seek assistance for.
It is a good idea for you to make decisions about your future as early as possible in the course of the illness. Planning ahead assures you that your future will be in good hands. Talking with your family about your preferences for the future will assist them to help you in the way you have chosen. In this section we discuss some of the things that should be planned ahead, if possible.
Being diagnosed with dementia means that there are a number of matters to consider in planning for the future. If you are still working, you will need to consider how dementia affects your working life and start thinking about changes that may be needed in the future.
Planning ahead will enable you to ensure that you have your say in the decisions that affect you. Planning will also make life easier for you and your family and friends by helping you to avoid legal problems in the future.