Getting a diagnosis gives you and your family the best chance to prepare and plan for the future, to help understand your condition and help you and your family live well.
There is no clinical cure for dementia, but some symptoms can be treated, and there is support available to help.
The NHS gives more details on medicines and treatments and how to live well with dementia.
GOV.UK has a guide to support you and your family are eligible to after receiving a dementia diagnosis.
Alzheimer's Society, on behalf of Essex County Council, operates a Community Dementia Support Service which can help offer emotional, clinical and practical support.
01245 260911 (Monday-Friday, 8am to 6pm)