1 What is dementia?
This Help Sheet describes dementia, who gets it and some of its most common forms. It describes some early signs of dementia and emphasises the importance of a timely medical diagnosis.
Changed behaviours and dementia
1 Changed behaviours
This Help Sheet looks at some of the common behaviour changes that may occur when a person has dementia. Reasons for the changes and some general guidelines for coping with them are discussed.
Tips to assist social engagement
1 Tips for friends
This Sheet gives you a few tips on how you can support a friend with dementia and their family. You can make a difference.
2 Tips for visiting
Visiting family and friends with dementia is important for their emotional wellbeing. However people with dementia are usually not able to initiate activities or ‘entertain’ you, the visitor. Here are a few tips you may find useful when visiting your friend or family member, whether they live at home or in residential care.