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Life After Diagnosis

Life After Diagnosis

July 7, 2023

Once testing is complete, the doctor will review results and share conclusions. A diagnosis of Alzheimer’s disease reflects a doctor’s best judgment about the cause of a person’s symptoms.

You may want to ask the doctor to explain:

  • Why the diagnosis is Alzheimer’s.
  • Where you or the person living with Alzheimer’s may be in the course of the disease.
  • What to expect in the future.

Find out if the doctor will manage care going forward and, if not, who will be the primary doctor. The diagnosing doctor can then schedule the next appointment or provide a referral.

Finding Support

We are here to help families and individuals living with Alzheimer’s disease.

  • Our 24/7 Helpline at 1-800-272-3900 provides information, referrals and care consultation.
  • Join our online community ( and share your experiences with others who know what you are going through.
  • Whether you’re living with memory loss or caring for someone who is, ALZNavigator® (, an online interactive tool, will guide you to your next steps.
  • Your local Alzheimer’s Association offers programs and services tailored to your needs.

Planning Ahead

It is also important to begin making legal and financial plans. A timely diagnosis often allows the person living with dementia to participate in this planning. The person can also decide who will make medical and financial decisions on his or her behalf in later stages of the disease.

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