Help with dementia care Read our advice on getting help when caring for someone with dementia. Including information about getting support from your GP, health and social care professionals, respite care and how carers can look after themselves too. Advice How to navigate the current social care system if you are affected by dementia Seeking support from the social care system can be daunting, particularly for people affected by dementia who face many other daily challenges. We have guidance to help you navigate this complex process, including where to go for further help and information. 12 May 2021 Advice Understanding and supporting a person with dementia This page can help you understand what a person with dementia is going through in order to give them the help and support they need to live well. Advice How the GP can support a person with dementia Find out what support is available from a GP when a person has dementia, including the role of the GP in dementia care. The GP can support a person even if they don't accept their diagnosis. Advice Care homes: When is the right time and who decides? Advice and practical tips for carers on when is the right time for a person to be moved to a care home. Advice Health and social care professionals These pages explain the roles of different health and social professionals, what they do for people with dementia, and how they can help you. Advice Carers: looking after yourself Supporting a person with dementia can be positive and rewarding, but it can also be challenging. Looking after yourself is important for both you and the person you are supporting. Advice Replacement care (respite care) in England These pages look at what replacement care is, the different types that are available, and how to pay for it. It also offers tips to help carers and people with dementia to get the most out of replacement care. Advice Respite care in Northern Ireland Find out what respite care is, the different types that are available, how to pay for it and how to get the most out of it. Advice Respite care in Wales Find out what respite care is, the different types that are available, how to pay for it and how to get the most out of it. Advice Preparing for a hospital stay when a person has dementia There are various points to consider when a person with dementia is preparing to go into hospital. This may include making longer-term plans for the future. Advice End of life care for a person with dementia While it may be upsetting to think about, having important conversations with the person with dementia, and planning ahead, can mean they have a better experience at the end of their life. Advice Grief, loss and bereavement When you are close to a person with dementia you may go through feelings of grief and loss. Here we take a look at these feelings in more detail. Advice Supporting an LGBTQ+ person with dementia Advice and practical tips for supporting an LGBTQ+ person living with dementia. Information This is me 'This is me' is a simple leaflet for anyone receiving professional care who is living with dementia or experiencing delirium or other communication difficulties.