What is it about?
The diagnosis of dementia presents a particularly difficult moment to get through, but it does not mean that life comes to a standstill. This updated brochure is intended to help provide an understanding of dementia.
The practical aspects of living with dementia are dealt with in a friendly and accessible manner. Even though there are as many different ways of living with dementia as there are people affected by the disease, each and every one will find solutions suitable for their particular situation. Various practical and legal aspects provide a number of alternative choices in the fields of a person’s health, accommodation and inheritance, and this at all stages of the disease.
The brochure is intended above all for the person with dementia who, in the early stages of the disease and often for many years after, can still make choices and decisions that affect him or her. However, family and friends will find answers to their questions too.
This publication (updated in 2021-2022) has been produced within the framework of the Belgian notaries’ listening network.
Important note: Research shows that among multilingual people with dementia, the mother tongue is likely to be the last to be affected by dementia. If you have dementia, or you are requesting the brochure for someone who has dementia, we suggest that you download or obtain the brochure in this person’s mother tongue: