If you are experiencing early stage symptoms of dementia it can be helpful to educate yourself and learn more about your condition. While this may be difficult and can stir up many emotions, it can also help you process your emotions and come to terms with your condition. Learning more about dementia enables you to take control over your situation and gives you the confidence to make informed decisions about your future. It is good to make plans as early in the diagnosis as possible, since you will be able to influence more of the decisions. There are financial decisions to be made, you can discuss possible treatments and take a more active role in managing your disease.
By educating yourself you can also help in educating others about your disease and reduce the stigma related to it. Sharing your diagnosis with others will not only help them understand more about your situation, it is also possible that you could help other people who have received a diagnosis of their own.