Dementia and work

If you are in employment and have been diagnosed with dementia you may be concerned about what happens next and the financial impact on you and your dependents.


The Alzheimer’s Society booklet Living with dementia employment (pdf) helps you to understand how dementia can affect your work, as well as your rights under the Equality Act 2010


Martin Robertson has a diagnosis of dementia and has written a book ‘Work after a diagnosis of dementia‘, with the support of Life Changes Trust. The book is about Martin’s diagnosis and how it affected him. The book also has useful links for support around continuing to work whilst living with the diagnosis of dementia.


Age Scotland’s website has information about early stage dementia in the workplace. Including:

  • communicating effectively with someone who has early stage dementia
  • understanding the symptoms and risk factors
  • supporting employees to continue working when affected by dementia

The Dementia Engagement and Empowerment Project (DEEP) guide Tips for employers who want to be more dementia friendly (pdf) explains some of the issues about employment and dementia. It highlights ways employers can be more dementia friendly.