A follow up diagnosis can be especially useful, it can allow the doctor or specialist to access how quickly the dementia is degrading the memory paths and how much it is affecting the person’s life. It also gives the chance to make changes or put further aids in place such as stickers on cupboard doors explaining what is in the cupboard, changing the type of phone they have and making it easier to use for dementia patients. However, despite putting aids in place to help the person cope it is important to consider how dementia is going to affect the persons quality of life, personal identity, dignity and ability to perform basic hygiene.
Having the person partner record each day could be a good help in seeing what further aids may be needed. It does not have to be much but writing down the following daily information about the person with dementia can help provide further help and see what areas are being more affected by dementia: