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Dementia help & advice

Looking for advice about caring for a loved one with dementia? We've produced a number of guides to help families and friends caring for older people who are living with the condition.

Read the real life experiences of older people living with dementia and get advice on how to provide the best care for your loved one in our guides below.

What is a person-centred approach to dementia care?

Dementia advice

What is a person-centred approach to dementia care?

Person-centred care is all about putting residents’ needs, desires and choices at the heart of their care.

6 benefits of living in a care home for people with dementia

Dementia advice

6 benefits of living in a care home for people with dementia

Moving into a Care UK care home can transform the quality of life for older people living with dementia.

When should someone with dementia go into a care home?

Dementia advice

When should someone with dementia go into a care home?

Learn how to see the signs that a loved one’s dementia is progressing to the point where they need 24-hour care.

How to care for someone with dementia

Dementia advice

How to care for someone with dementia

Learn the best way to care for someone with dementia, from how to keep them happy to the questions you should avoid asking.

Coping with the complex needs of dementia

Dementia advice

Coping with the complex needs of dementia

People living with dementia often have unmet needs which means they display behaviours that challenge carers. Read our guide to dealing with these changes.

How to deal with dementia

Dementia advice

How to deal with dementia

Wondering how you will cope following a loved one’s dementia diagnosis? Understand how to deal with the common behaviours of the condition.

Let’s talk about dementia – our latest guide is here

Dementia advice

Let’s talk about dementia – our latest guide is here

To help families at any stage of their dementia journey, we are launching our brand-new guide.

Advice for Christmas visits when your loved one has dementia

Dementia advice

Advice for Christmas visits when your loved one has dementia

Christmas, the most wonderful time of the year. a precious time to be with family and friends, however for people living with dementia, little and often...

Top tips for how to include loved one with dementia in conversation this Christmas

Dementia advice

Top tips for how to include loved one with dementia in conversation this Christmas

As dementia progresses, following and joining in a conversation can become harder. This is particularly true at family occasions like Christmas, when there...