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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.
Guide to planning for later life and discussing retirement plans with loved ones
At Anchor, we know the way to get the most out of your retirement years is to think ahead, talk about it with your family and friends – and do some planning. Find out more.
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.
Activities for people living with dementia
People living with dementia should have access to a wide range of carefully considered individual and group activities, with plenty of opportunity to socialise with others. Find out about the importan
Adapting living environments for people with dementia
It’s important to create safe and supportive environments where people living with dementia can live comfortably, maintain their independence and not feel restricted in any way. Find out more.