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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.

Distressed behaviour in dementia: understanding signs & causes

Dementia advice

Distressed behaviour in dementia: understanding signs & causes

Distressed behaviours are possible symptoms of dementia. Learn about the causes and why at Care UK we don’t call these aggressive or challenging behaviours.

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?

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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 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.

The Big Dementia Conversation

At Care UK we’re passionate about providing the highest standards of quality dementia care, and we never miss an opportunity to help educate and support communities and carers – which is why we’ve launched this new initiative: The Big Dementia Conversation.

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The Big Dementia Conversation