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Telling friends and family
People react differently to the idea of telling others that they are living with Alzheimer’s disease or another form of dementia. Some people may need some time to get used to the information before sharing it. Others may want to talk about it right away. Some people may want everyone to know. Some may want to tell only a few people. Others may not be sure about whether or not they want people to know.
By speaking out about what they are living with, people with dementia can help others understand what it is like to live with it. In turn, being open may encourage others to learn more about dementia and what they can do to help.