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Living with dementia

Having dementia or caring for someone who has dementia will present new and often challenging issues to cope with. From the point of being diagnosed with dementia, both the person with dementia and their carer has to find ways of dealing with the very practical issues which arise, such as changing behaviour, memory loss and finding out not only what type care may be required but how to find it. This section offers tips for people with dementia and their carers on the different aspects which arise.

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A list of resources and guidelines for people with dementia and carers during the COVID-19 pandemic can be found here

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Having dementia

After diagnosis - What next?

Receiving a diagnosis of dementia, how to take care of yourself, how to organise family support and remain part of the community whilst experiencing inexplicable changes in behaviour are examples of issues people with dementia face. This section brings together practical tips for people who have dementia.

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Caring for a person with dementia

Caring for someone with dementia

In this section, practical tips are given for carers on issues such as determining the provision of care, common problems experienced by people with dementia, daily life practicalities, medical and physical issues, as well as coping with caring itself.

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Guidelines on continence care for people with dementia living at home

Alzheimer Europe's 2014 report on “improving continence care for people with dementia living at home” can be read here in its shorter version, including the main points of direct relevance to people with dementia.

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Personal experiences of living with dementia

This section contains articles about peoples' experience of living with dementia as well as information on other publications giving personal accounts of dementia.

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Last Updated: Thursday 29 January 2015