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Supporting someone with dementia

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Caring for someone with dementia can be difficult and stressful and there may be challenges both physically and emotionally.

It's important to remember that you aren't alone and that there is support available.

Needing help doesn't mean that you aren't a good carer. Everyone who is caring for someone with a chronic illness will need support sometimes.

When someone has dementia, communication can become difficult – for them and for the people they live with or who are caring for them. But there are many ways to improve communication, such as taking time, focusing and being respectful. See Communicating with someone who has dementia for help with this.

Getting help with supporting someone with dementia

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Written by HealthInfo clinical advisers. Last reviewed August 2022.

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Medical care guidance plan

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Review key: HIMLD-33325