GP just told me the diagnosis, gave me my medication and that was it. He never gave me any information about my condition or asked if I need support or signposted me to local support groups. I didn’t know what to do. I felt degraded, I just sat on a chair at home for three weeks without knowing what to do. My wife has never got any information as a carer neither. Now that I am linked to support groups such as the dementia council, I feel more useful again. For someone as active as I was, the diagnosis was a huge blow. The GPs should routinely pass information to patients about dementia cafes, carers, support groups and mental health support for patients & their carers.