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Find out what you might experience during this stage of dementia.

  • Acting as an attorney for a Lasting Power of Attorney

    Someone you know has approached you to be their attorney, but what exactly is involved?
  • Choosing your attorney for a Lasting Power of Attorney

    Once you’ve decided to set up a LPA, you’ll need to think about who you’re going to choose as an attorney.
  • Why create a Lasting Power of Attorney?

    You may not realise it, but a Lasting Power of Attorney is probably as important a document as a Will. Here’s why you need to create one…
  • What is a Lasting Power of Attorney (LPA)?

    This is a vital document for anyone who is affected by dementia. Without an LPA, the financial aspects of caring for a person with dementia can become almost impossible. Here's what you need to know
  • Dehydration and dementia

    While the overall risk of dehydration can increase as you get older, the risk is particularly acute if you have dementia. Here’s how to spot it and prevent it…
  • How to tell children and teenagers that a parent has dementia

    It’s hard enough explaining to children that a grandparent or other relative has dementia, but what if the person who’s been diagnosed is their parent? Here’s how to make a difficult conversation more manageable
  • What is a carer’s assessment?

    Whether you’ve just become a carer or have been looking after a loved one for many years, it’s really important to make sure you get enough support so that your own needs aren’t neglected. Find out what you should know about a carer’s assessment and why it might be worth having one.
  • How to help someone with dementia who lives alone

    You’re bound to worry about a loved one living on their own if they have dementia. But there are lots of ways to help them stay as safe and happy as possible…
  • Is dementia fatal?

    Dementia is a terminal condition, but in many cases, it's complications which arise from dementia that can shorten life. It may seem like a morbid question, but finding out if you can die from Alzheimer’s or other forms of dementia is often something people who've recently been diagnosed want to know. Read on if you want to know the facts…
  • How do I get a RADAR key for someone with dementia?

    If the person you’re caring for needs to use a toilet quickly, a RADAR key might make life a whole lot easier. Find out why and how to get one…
  • How to live well with dementia

    Not sure if the person you’re caring for is enjoying life as much as they can? Find out how to make sure that people with dementia continue to have a good quality of life
  • Dementia challenges – what are they?

    The more you understand the challenges that dementia can bring, the better you will be able to cope. Find out what might happen on your dementia journey
  • Preventing accidents at home when you have dementia

    You probably dread the thought of the person you’re caring for having an accident at home. Find out how to reduce the risks and keep everyone safe
  • How to keep your job if you have dementia

    Many people who are diagnosed with dementia either want or need to keep working. Find out all the essential information about staying in employment
  • What is Positive Risk Taking and is it a risk worth taking?

    You want to keep your loved one with dementia safe, but you also want them to enjoy life as much as possible. So how do you get the balance right? Find out what you need to know about Positive Risk Taking
  • 5 things to consider before choosing equipment for dementia care

    Feeling overwhelmed by the amount of products and equipment a person with dementia might need? Before you buy anything, consider the questions below
  • Why does dementia cause sundowning?

    If the person you love has symptoms of sundowning you could find their behaviour increasingly difficult to cope with later in the day. Here's a few ways to help you manage
  • Early stage dementia – what might you expect?

    If you or a loved one have recently been diagnosed with dementia you might be really worried about what’s going to happen next. Find out everything you need to know – and how to continue enjoying life to the full – during the early stages of dementia
  • What are the stages of dementia?

    It’s quite common to hear the dementia journey described as a series of ‘stages’ in which different symptoms and challenges can emerge. Find out all the basic information about dementia stages and what they mean
  • Navigating the dementia journey

    If you or a loved one are at the beginning of the dementia journey you might feel daunted about what’s ahead, and worried about how you’ll cope. Knowing what to expect and how things are likely to progress can make life easier for everyone, so here are the key things to consider
  • How to stay stimulated and energised when you have dementia

    Are you struggling to find interesting activities for someone with dementia? Here’s some ideas which might help them feel more enthusiastic about life
  • I care for someone with dementia – what now?

    Caring for a loved one with dementia can be very rewarding, but there’s no denying it’s also hard work. Find out what might be involved...
  • Can the progression of dementia be monitored?

    Doctors have developed several ways to check and monitor dementia once it’s been diagnosed. These are the key facts you need to know.
  • How can music and art therapy aid dementia?

    Find out why being creative with music and art could help your loved one manage their dementia symptoms

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