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 your loved one may be in the early stages of dementia, it’s important to get a professional diagnosis. You can then get appropriate support and treatment. We explain the steps to take.
Considerations following a dementia diagnosis
Being diagnosed with dementia can be daunting, but there are many ways that you can keep living independently for longer. Here we look at the steps to take following a diagnosis.
Living well with dementia
Living with dementia is life changing, but it shouldn’t stop anyone from continuing to live an independent life for as long as possible.
Talking to someone with dementia
Often people with dementia experience difficulties with language and communication. Here, we offer advice on how to overcome common barriers.
Discussing dementia care options
If your loved one has dementia, you may need to take a different approach to discussing care options.
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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