We explain how to spot the signs of dementia and the difference between this condition and mild cognitive impairment.
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.
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.
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 with dementia is life changing, but it shouldn’t stop anyone from continuing to live an independent life for as long as possible.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Our guide to memory gadgets that help people with dementia, Alzheimer’s disease or memory loss stay safer and more independent at home.
We explain the Mental Capacity Act, and how the law supports and protects those who are finding it difficult to make decisions.
Susan and Linda’s mother has vascular dementia, but at 95 still lives at home – read their story.
Read Hubert’s story about the 12 years he cared for his wife, who suffered from advancing dementia.
Read Graham’s story about his mum living with dementia and how they managed to get the best care to suit her needs.
Read Jennifer’s story about caring for her mother, father and aunt, all who had various forms of dementia.
Cognitive exercise can help us maintain our mental health as we age. Learn about the benefits and how it can help people with dementia.
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 sheltered housing offers more support than standard sheltered accommodation, including personal care, sometimes for people with dementia.
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.
Your loved one might need help with their financial affairs if they have physical disabilities or have an illness such as dementia.
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.
Find out about online shops for independent living products, and specialist retailers for people living with Alzheimer’s, dementia, limited mobility and other disabilities.
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.
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.