Continuing as a patient after diagnosis

Dr Vicky Fakhoury talks about what your GP can do for you after your diagnosis.

Even if you are “under the psychiatrist” or getting help from the hospital service and community psychiatric nurse, or dementia nurse, your GP is still a very important person for your care. If you are put on medication by the hospital, you will still have to see your GP for prescriptions. And of course you will be seeing them anyway with any other problems that you have. It might even be, if things get worse, that she or he can make another referral back to the hospital.

A factsheet is available from the Alzheimer’s Society about how the GP can support a person with dementia.

Reviewed March 1, 2019