What is dementia?
We explain how to spot the signs of dementia and the difference between this condition and mild cognitive impairment.
Age-related 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.
Alzheimer’s and the other types of dementia
People often think dementia and Alzheimer’s are the same thing, but there’s a subtle difference. Alzheimer’s isn’t the only type of dementia. Here, we explore the different forms.
Getting a dementia diagnosis
If you suspect you 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.
The different stages of dementia
Dementia gets worse over time. The condition can generally be divided into early, moderate and later stages. Here’s what to expect at each stage.
Our guide to memory gadgets that help people with dementia, Alzheimer’s disease or memory loss stay safer and more independent at home.
How to arrange care for someone with dementia
As the condition progresses, your loved one may need extra support in future. We look at the different options to explore when planning dementia care.
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.
Looking after someone with dementia
Being a carer for someone with dementia can be challenging. We look at how to protect your mental health, how to deal with behavioural changes in a loved one and how to plan for the future.
Talking to someone with dementia
It can be difficult to know where to start when talking to someone with dementia. There’s no right or wrong way but we give you some useful tips to ease your way in.
Read about correctly storing medication and how using a pill dispenser can help you take medication as prescribed.
Cognitive exercise can help us maintain our mental health as we age. It can also help people with dementia.
Read about how personal alarms can help older people feel safer at home and remain independent for longer.