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Developing dementia and Alzheimer's? Contact a hotline in Scotland for support

Dementia and Alzheimer's might sound scary and confusing. You might have a lot of questions and doubts about how you will cope with the diagnosis. Fortunately, there are 1 hotlines in Scotland that provide support with dementia and Alzheimer's, where you can get free support. Dementia and Alzheimer's can look like:

  • Confusion about place, like getting confused about where you are at the moment
  • Being confused and uncertain about what is happening
  • You become paranoid and feel like everyone is working against you
  • Losing balance and falling easily
  • Having trouble with coordination and becoming clumsy
  • Confusion about time, mixing past with present events
  • Becoming emotionally numb at times
  • Feeling depressed and pessimistic for no obvious reason

Everyone responds to receiving the diagnosis of dementia and Alzheimer’s differently. It’s normal if you feel anger, grief, confusion, or even relief knowing what’s wrong with you. So many people around the world are going through the same thing at this very moment.

You might feel the need to maintain your self-sufficiency as long as possible. Reaching out to volunteers from a helpline that supports with dementia and Alzheimer’s can help you cope with the diagnosis in a healthy and productive way.


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