Daily living There are ways to make life easier and more enjoyable for a person with dementia. Here is practical advice for those living with dementia and carers. Advice How does dementia affect washing and dressing? Find out why washing and dressing can become difficult for people with dementia, and get practical tips to help with washing, bathing, dressing and personal grooming. Advice Dental care This information describes some of the dental problems that people with dementia may face at different stages and methods for treatment and prevention, including maintaining good oral health and wearing dentures. Advice Eating and drinking People with dementia often experience problems with eating and drinking, but there are ways to help manage these. Advice Urinary tract infections and dementia Urinary tract infections (UTIs) are a type of infection common among older people. If a person with a memory impairment or dementia has a UTI, this can cause sudden and severe confusion known as ‘delirium’. Advice Toilet problems, continence and dementia Read our guide to toilet problems and incontinence, including causes, solutions and how this might affect a person with dementia. Advice LGBTQ+: Living with dementia If you are LGBTQ+ and have dementia, these pages are for you. They have information and advice about how to live well with dementia. Advice Physical activity and exercise Leading a physically active lifestyle can have a significant impact on the wellbeing of people with dementia. Advice Telling people about your dementia diagnosis Dementia will affect many areas of your life, including your relationships. However, there are ways to prepare for and adapt to these changes. Talk to people about your diagnosis when you’re ready. Be honest and let them know how you’re feeling. Advice Staying healthy with dementia For someone with dementia, it's important to remain as fit and healthy as possible. The better they feel, the better life will be for them and those around them. Advice Delirium Delirium is a common, serious but often treatable condition that starts suddenly in someone who is unwell. It’s much more common in older people, especially those with dementia. Advice Pressure ulcers and bedsores Pressure ulcers - also called pressure sores or bedsores - can develop if someone spends too long sitting or lying in one position. They are a particular risk for people with dementia. Advice Making decisions and managing difficult situations Find out more about the Mental Capacity Act 2005 and get advice on how to approach decision-making for someone with dementia. Information Making your home dementia friendly Read a booklet about practical ways to make your home more dementia friendly.