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Everyone’s journey when navigating dementia is unique, and being a member of the RAF community can add additional complexities. This may be because you are caring for someone with dementia while you are away on deployment, or you are looking after family members who have served or something entirely different;  everyone’s situation is unique.

1. Early signs/symptoms

It can be difficult to identify the initial signs that indicate a person may be struggling with the condition.

2. Seeking diagnosis and support

When you think that someone has dementia, broaching a conversation with them to voice your concerns is not easy.

3. Senses and behaviors

Communicating with a loved one with dementia can sometimes be distressing.

4. Planning for the future

Dementia is a progressive disease, so it is important to talk about the future.