Some people chose to not tell anyone for many months, while others tell people gradually as they see them. Some people tell everyone straight away.
Start by telling the people you feel closest to
This might include immediate family and close friends. These might be the people you want to talk to about your thoughts and feelings about having dementia, and the people who will support you most emotionally and practically.
The Circle of Friends Worksheet can help you decide whom you’re going to tell about your diagnosis, how you are going to tell them and plan what you’re going to say.
Later, when you feel ready, tell other friends and extended family, and share the diagnosis with acquaintances you interact with socially such as at clubs or groups.