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What is dementia?
4 min read / in Dementia advice

We explain how to spot the signs of dementia and the difference between this condition and mild cognitive impairment.

Looking after someone with dementia
7 min read / in Dementia advice

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.

Alzheimer’s and the other types of dementia
4 min read / in Dementia advice

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
4 min read / in Dementia advice

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.

Living well with dementia
8 min read / in Dementia advice

Living with dementia is life changing, but it shouldn’t stop anyone from continuing to live an independent life for as long as possible.

The different stages of dementia 
5 min read / in Dementia advice

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.

How to arrange care for someone with dementia
4 min read / in Dementia advice

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.

Talking to someone with dementia
5 min read / in Talking about care options

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.

Age-related memory loss
4 min read / in Dementia advice

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.

Being diagnosed with dementia can be daunting, but there are many ways that you can continue living independently. Here we look at the steps to take following a diagnosis.

Memory aids
6 min read / in Dementia advice

Our guide to memory gadgets that help people with dementia, Alzheimer’s disease or memory loss stay safer and more independent at home.

Mental Capacity Act
7 min read / in Dementia advice

We explain the Mental Capacity Act, and how the law supports and protects those who are finding it difficult to make decisions.

Susan's story
4 min read / MANCHESTER / in Real Life Stories

Susan and Linda’s mother has vascular dementia, but at 95 still lives at home – read their story.

Hubert's story
2 min read / 83 | OXFORDSHIRE / in Real Life Stories

Read Hubert’s story about the 12 years he cared for his wife, who suffered from advancing dementia.

Graham’s story
2 min read / 56 | SOUTH EAST ENGLAND / in Real Life Stories

Read Graham’s story about his mum living with dementia and how they managed to get the best care to suit her needs.

Jennifer's story
4 min read / LONDON / in Real Life Stories

Read Jennifer’s story about caring for her mother, father and aunt, all who had various forms of dementia.

Keeping the brain active
3 min read / in Active mind & body

Cognitive exercise can help us maintain our mental health as we age. Learn about the benefits and how it can help people with dementia.

Dressing tips for people with special requirements
2 min read / in Independence in the home

How to make dressing easier when you’re caring for someone, with dressing tips for partially sighted people and those living with dementia.

Extra care housing
5 min read / in Sheltered housing

Extra care sheltered housing offers more support than standard sheltered accommodation, including personal care, sometimes for people with dementia.

Jenny’s story
2 min read / 60 | BANBURY / in Real Life Stories

Read Jenny’s story about her father, who suffers from Alzheimer’s, and how she searched for a care home that specialised in dementia care.

When to consider managing someone else's finances
2 min read / in Organising financial affairs

Your loved one might need help with their financial affairs if they have physical disabilities or have an illness such as dementia.

Gardening
4 min read / in Active mind & body

Find out how to continue gardening in older age, even with a physical disability or dementia, and get advice on simple adaptations for your garden.

Independent living retailers
4 min read / in How to buy mobility and living aids

Find out about online shops for independent living products, and specialist retailers for people living with Alzheimer’s, dementia, limited mobility and other disabilities.

Mandy’s story
3 min read / 57 | LONDON / in Real Life Stories

When Maureen was first diagnosed with dementia, her family initially found it difficult to find the right information and support. Maureen and her daughter Mandy spoke to Which? about how they faced this daunting challenge.

Registering a death
5 min read / in What to do when someone dies

After the medical certificate of death has been issued, the next stage is to register the death. Here, we explain what steps you should take.

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