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.

Coping with challenging behaviour in dementia

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Coping with challenging behaviour in 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

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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

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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

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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...

Advice on how to celebrate New Year when a loved one has dementia

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Advice on how to celebrate New Year when a loved one has dementia

Dementia experts at Care UK are advising families to re-visit the past this New Year, to benefit loved ones living with dementia – and to think twice about...

Dementia experts share advice on how Bonfire Night may not be fun for everyone

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Dementia experts share advice on how Bonfire Night may not be fun for everyone

Bonfire night is a time for fireworks and bonfires in the chilly autumn air to remember Guy Fawkes’ and his failed attempt to blow up the Houses of...

Effective communication

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Effective communication

Every person living with dementia is an individual with individual needs

Tips for having meaningful conversations

Dementia advice

Tips for having meaningful conversations

Helpful advice on how to involve those living with dementia in all conversations,