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Caring for a person with dementia

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When a person with dementia finds that their mental abilities are declining, they often feel vulnerable and in need of reassurance and support. The people closest to them - including their carers, friends and family - need to do everything they can to help the person to retain their sense of identity and feelings of self-worth.

This section of the website has information about many aspects of caring for a person with dementia. A useful starting point may be our factsheet, Understanding and respecting the person with dementia.

       

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