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Reframing Dementia - a guide to living with dementia
As a nation we are remarkably reluctant to think and talk about dementia, but a conversation is a vital starting point to prepare ourselves for what might come in later life. Read our guide.
What is dementia?
Dementia is the term used to describe a group of symptoms that occur when the brain is affected by specific diseases and conditions. Find out more about dementia.
Spotting the early signs of dementia
It is important to understand that dementia affects people in different ways. Find out more about the possible symptoms and signs of dementia to be aware of.
How to start positive conversations about dementia
Discussing dementia can seem like a daunting prospect but using the right questions and conversation starters can help families begin important conversations in a positive manner.
How to get a diagnosis of dementia
There is advice and support available for people with dementia, a diagnosis can ensure you have access to the right information to help you plan for your future.
Supporting loved ones living with dementia
Being diagnosed with dementia can be a daunting and upsetting time, and the support of close family and friends is invaluable – in addition to knowing which experts to turn to for support.
Getting out and about in winter
Winter weather can make travel more difficult, especially if you are driving. Click here to read some safety tips.
Winter health checks and flu jabs
It is vitally important to make sure you are fit and healthy through the winter months. Click here to learn how a winter health check and Flu Jab can help.
Guide to getting ready for winter
Click here to read our getting ready for winter guide and learn some hints and tips on the practical steps you can take to make the winter months easier.
Meeting the emotional needs of people living with dementia
Meeting the emotional needs of people living with dementia can be hard. Often a person can have trouble expressing themselves, which may lead to frustration as a result.
Dietary recommendations for people with dementia
Sometimes people with dementia can have a poor appetite or lose interest in food altogether. Find out more about the different ways you can help boost appetite and encourage a person to enjoy meals.