Where Do I Start on this Journey with Memory Loss or Dementia?
The clinic team at the UW Memory Brain Wellness Center offers resources to help people experiencing memory loss, and their families, to navigate challenges and find opportunities to harness inner strengths and enhance well-being in any stage of dementia. Here, you’ll find our handbook, Living with Memory Loss: A Basic Guide.
Our handbook, Living With Memory Loss: A Basic Guide, has been developed over the past year with guidance from people living with memory loss and their care partners and including personal contributions from our clinic team and other community partners. Download the full version, separate chapters, and content in multiple languages, below!
Living with Memory Loss: A Basic Guide (Full Version)
Chapter 1: The Memory Loss Journey. A brief introduction.
Chapter 2: My Diagnosis. What is going on, and what does it mean for my life?
Chapter 3: My Next Steps. How do I process this news, and who do I tell?
Chapter 4: My Medical Care. What treatments are there for memory loss?
Chapter 5: My Daily Life. What can I do to be as healthy as possible?
Chapter 6: My Relationships and Activities. How can I stay connected with the people and things I love?
Chapter 7: My Strengths. How can I used my talents and skills to make a difference?
Chapter 8: Support for Care Partners. What should my family and friends know?
Chapter 9: My Community. What resources will be helpful on this journey?
Chapter 10: My Plans for the Future. What plans can I make now that will help later on?
Chapter 11: Stepping Forward. “Living in the possible.”
Chapter 12: Appendix (Full Version)
- My Workplace Rights
- Disability Insurance and Benefits
- Research Studies
- Book List
- Action Steps: A Checklist
- My Care Team & My Contacts
- Terms and Definitions
- My Notes
- Copyrights and Reprints
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