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Help & advice

We are committed to supporting older people and their relatives and have used our knowledge and expertise to produce a range of useful guides.

Our guides have been produced by our care team experts and include real life experiences of older people and their families. They cover subjects such as how to communicate with a loved one who is living with dementia and choosing a care home.

How to provide person-centred care for your loved one

Advice for carers

How to provide person-centred care for your loved one

Providing person-centred care for a loved one is all about putting their choices at the heart of their care.

One step at a time – a video guide to navigating dementia

Dementia advice

One step at a time – a video guide to navigating dementia

From the moment you receive a diagnosis to learning to live well with dementia, we’re here to support you every step of the way. That’s why we’ve produced...

One step at a time – Dealing with a dementia diagnosis

Dementia advice

One step at a time – Dealing with a dementia diagnosis

Learn about the practical next steps to take after receiving an early dementia diagnosis, from planning for the future to finding sources of support.

One step at a time – Living well with dementia

Dementia advice

One step at a time – Living well with dementia

Explore expert advice for living well with dementia, including tips for staying mentally and physically active and dining with dignity.

One step at a time – Supporting the carer

Dementia advice

One step at a time – Supporting the carer

Care UK’s dementia experts offer their advice for how family carers can take care of themselves, to ensure they’re providing the best possible care for their...

What’s the difference between dementia and Alzheimer’s disease?

Dementia advice

What’s the difference between dementia and Alzheimer’s disease?

Hundreds of thousands of people in the UK are living with dementia, and more than one million people are expected to have a diagnosis by 2025. Nearly all of...

What is Alzheimer’s disease?

Dementia advice

What is Alzheimer’s disease?

Alzheimer’s disease is the most common form of dementia. It’s a physical condition that occurs when the connections between nerve cells in the brain are lost.

What is dementia?

Dementia advice

What is dementia?

Dementia affects millions around the world, but many people still don’t understand what it is.

What is an end of life care plan?

About care homes

What is an end of life care plan?

At Care UK, we believe every person should receive fully personalised, dignified end of life care.

Further sources of helpful information

Our guides

We've gathered up tips from experts in care for older people to produce free guides covering topics like keeping active and independent in older age, how to help a loved one stay healthy and hydrated and dealing with the symptoms of dementia. 

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Sources of advice and support

As well as the information on this website we have collated a number of links to other useful wesbites offering guidance, advice and practical help when searching for care and support for yourself or a loved one

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Glossary of terms

Whatever type of care you are looking for, you may come across various new terms. We explain some of the typical ones you might meet.

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