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Describe the possible impact of receiving a diagnosis of dementia on the individual
The impact of receiving a diagnosis of diagnosis of dementia on individual: . confusion . shock . frightened . denial of failings . disorientation . trying to construct sense and meaning into the situation . destruction of hope . [ loss of future goals . may have to retire early . financial implications . may need to stop driving . loss of socialisation ]
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The impact of early diagnosis and follow-up to diagnosis: quality of life, eg fear, feeling of lack of control, loss of dignity, loss of identity, lack of involvement, invasion of privacy, fear of losing own home, inability to communicate needs and preferences; social eg loss of friends, loss of community involvement, difficulty in dealing with own finances, attitudes of others; impact on health, eg increased risk of falls, nutrition, personal hygiene, reduced exercise; increased likelihood of abuse, eg emotional, neglect, physical, sexual, financial, increased likelihood of injury or harm.
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