Causes of memory loss
Memory loss may be due to natural ageing, a side effect of medication or an indication of something more serious, such as a dementia-related illness.
What is dementia?
We explain how to spot the signs of dementia and the main types, including Alzheimer’s and vascular dementia.
If you suspect a loved one may have dementia, it’s important to get a professional diagnosis so that they can get the support and treatment they need. We explain the steps you need to take.
Considerations following a dementia diagnosis
If a loved one has been diagnosed with dementia, there are lots of practical things you can do now to help you both as their condition develops.
Planning your future following a dementia diagnosis
Being diagnosed with dementia can be daunting, but there are many ways that you can keep living independently. This guide looks at the steps to take following a diagnosis.
Staying independent with dementia
A dementia diagnosis shouldn’t stop anyone from continuing to live an independent life for as long as possible – we explain how to help a loved one live with dementia.
Living with dementia
Living with dementia is life changing, so we help you understand what to expect about treatment and medications.
Caring for someone with dementia
If you care for someone with dementia, find out how to get them the support they need, as well as support and benefits for yourself.
Mental Capacity Act
We explain what the Mental Capacity Act is, and how the law supports and protects those who are finding it difficult to make decisions.
Dealing with behavioural changes
As a person’s dementia worsens, their behaviour is likely to change. Know what to expect and prepare yourself if you care for someone with dementia.
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