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Tackling the Stigma and Social Isolation of Dementia

Aug 31,2021

Topic: Continuing friendships after a diagnosis

Because of the stigma and uncertainty of a diagnosis of Alzheimer’s or another form of Dementia, friendships and close relationships are often fractured. This can be true for the individual who receives the diagnosis and their family caregivers. It is a disease that is feared and misunderstood by far too many.

Support and friendship are vitally important for the health of those living with a Dementia. Dementia is very “individualized”, It takes different paths and has different timelines for everyone. Learning about the disease and spending regular time with your friend will give you the knowledge, comfort level and experience needed to adjust your friendship as time goes on.

For more tips and guidance on developing and continuing a strong friendship bond through the ups and downs of the Dementia journey, contact us at

“A real friend is one who walks in when the rest of the world walks out.” – Walter Winchell

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