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.
Talking together about any worries can help, as can lending support at doctor or hospital appointments*. You may also wish to discuss dementia care options and who could support with personal things such as decision making, banking, paying bills and shopping, should the dementia progress.
Strong relationships are fundamental to everyone’s happiness and wellbeing. For someone living with dementia, these relationships are just as important and essential but may become more challenging to maintain, should memory and communication skills diminish.
Not everyone will develop dementia. But learning more about it, including possible symptoms, care options, symptomatic treatments and techniques can be helpful, and could help you to plan ahead and ensure your wishes are taken into consideration, if you do develop dementia.
We’ve developed our Reframing dementia guide to help people understand what dementia is, how it can be managed and how we can talk about it in a way that’s positive and forward-looking.
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