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Please note the National Dementia Helpline will be open as usual this Saturday and Sunday, but closed on bank holiday Monday (25 August). It will re-open on Tuesday 26 August at 9am.

Visit Talking Point, our online forum, for 24 hour help and support.


It is important that a person with dementia maintains a good standard of personal hygiene. They may need to be reminded to wash, dress and go to the toilet and, as the dementia progresses, will need increasing help to carry out these activities.

For more information see Factsheet 504, Washing and bathing.

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