I'm Worried About My Memory

Experiencing changes in your memory can be frustrating and scary. We encourage you to speak with a trusted family member, friend or a healthcare professional if you are having concerns about your memory. By clicking on the topics below, you can access information about Mild Cognitive Impairment (MCI), Alzheimer’s disease, and other dementias and how to go about getting an evaluation.

I've Received a Diagnosis, Now What?

Now that you’ve received a diagnosis, you’re probably experiencing a number of different feelings such as shock, fear, sadness, anger, or even relief. You may also be struggling with the idea that you have an irreversible illness, yet you don’t feel sick. These are all normal reactions!

It can often be helpful to talk about what you’re feeling and thinking rather than to keep things bottled up inside. In addition to talking with people who are close to you, you can contact our 24-hour Helpline
at (646) 744-2900…we’re always here to listen. Click here for our contact information.

To access information about ways to cope and live successfully with the challenges that a diagnosis of dementia can bring, click on the boxes below.

MCI, AD, and Other Dementias
Living With Your Diagnosis
Getting An Evaluation
Communication
Challenges
Legal and Financial Planning
Treatment and Medications
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