A dementia diagnosis does not have to signal the end of a happy and fulfilled life, representatives of a support charity highlighted yesterday as they marked World Alzheimer’s Month.

The global campaign theme is “Never too early, never too late, which has been embraced by Action on Alzheimer’s and Dementia in Bermuda.

Liz Stewart, the charity’s founder and president, explained: “There’s still a sort of negative view when people get a diagnosis that it’s almost like the end of their life. People kind of view it as a real negative.