Dementia and mediation support
Navigating a dementia diagnosis can be very challenging. Learn more about how Radiant can help you manage your options.
What do I need to know?
There are many different forms of dementia. Dementia describes a collection of symptoms that are caused by disorders affecting the brain. It is not one specific disease. Dementia affects thinking, behaviour and the ability to perform everyday tasks. Dementia can happen to anyone, but it is more common after the age of 65 years. People in their 40s and 50s can also have dementia.
A diagnosis of dementia is often very challenging for both the person diagnosed, and for their loved ones. Seeking professional support to understand the diagnosis, explore options to maximise wellbeing and plan for the future, can reduce feelings of anxiety and depression.
How can a professional help me?
A professional will be able to work with you to consider the best way forward. This can be a combination of individual support and problem-solving, and/ or bringing together those affected by the diagnosis. In some instances therapeutic, medical, legal, financial and social support agencies will work together to support your needs.
- Mediation can assist in helping you explore options regarding decisions or future plans by identifying issues, exploring options, then negotiating and recording outcomes. This process helps people communicate respectfully, hear others’ views, express concerns and plan for the future.
- Individual, couple or family relationship counselling can also be offered (sometimes alongside a mediated process) to assist people with their communication and conflict as well as any associated stress, anxiety or other symptoms such as overwhelm, fatigue or social withdrawal.
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