Living Well with Dementia

Living Well with Dementia


In April 2016, Doreen was diagnosed with young-onset Alzheimer’s disease. She was only 62. For two years, she had been working with her medical team to figure out what was going on. She was not expecting to receive a dementia diagnosis.

Immediately following the diagnosis, Doreen and her family went through the shock, sadness, confusion, and anxiety of their new reality. And they aren’t alone. The World Health Organization reports that there are nearly 10 million new cases of dementia each year. That means 10 million families starting down the same road that Doreen and her family did four years ago.

In February of last year, Doreen became a resident at Arbor Terrace Morris Plains. She was able to plan her future with her family and be part of the decision to get the support she needed there. But Doreen didn’t come to Arbor Terrace simply to retire. Doreen has something to say, and she wants to share her story, tips, and encouragement with you. 

Living Well with Dementia” is a free e-book created by The Arbor Company, in partnership with and in honor of Doreen. It is packed with information for seniors and family members who are navigating the early stages of the dementia journey, and the guide doesn’t shy away from important but often overlooked topics.

The e-book features tips from senior care experts and Doreen about how to cope with a new diagnosis, how to navigate relationships after a diagnosis, and how to handle other people’s reactions to the news. Furthermore, the guide covers practical topics such as hacks for making life at home easier and less stressful, as well as actively planning for the future.

Download “Living Well with Dementia” to equip yourself to be a better family member or friend, or to learn how to live your best with a new diagnosis.




Guest Blog Submitted By:


Mallory Fetchu

Marketing Consultant





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