DementiaRoadmap Wales

Promoting living well with dementia across Wales

Caring for someone with dementia

November 20 2019

Caring for someone with dementia is a comprehensive booklet published by Age UK, whose network includes Age Cymru in Wales.

Contents include:

  • what is dementia?
  • getting a diagnosis
  • local support after diagnosis
  • talking to family and friends
  • finding local support and information
  • carers allowance and other benefits
  • looking after yourself
  • creating the best possible home environment
  • driving
  • doing things together
  • case story: “John and Kathleen are finding ways to live well with dementia”
  • sorting out legal affairs
  • dealing with money
  • thinking about future care
  • getting help from social services
  • day centres
  • a break from caring
  • communication and behaviour that challenges you
  • your changing relationship
  • supporting the person to stay healthy
  • if the person you care for goes into hospital
  • signs of later stage dementia
  • thinking about care homes
  • if the person you care for moves into a care home
  • end of life care
  • loss and bereavement
  • useful organisations

The booklet can be viewed online at the link below:

or call Age UK Advice free on 0800 169 65 65

or for Age Cymru call 0800 022 3444

or visit the website at:

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