Help with dementia care This section contains advice on understanding and caring for someone with dementia, with tips on how carers can look after themselves too. 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 GPs and GP practice staff (including practice nurses) have an important role in supporting people with dementia and their carers. Advice Supporting a lesbian, gay, bisexual or trans person with dementia Advice and practical tips for supporting a lesbian, gay, bisexual or trans (LGBT) person living with dementia. 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 Learn about respite care, a short-term care used as a temporary alternative to a person’s usual care arrangements. Advice Respite care in Wales Respite care is any care arrangement designed to give rest or relief to unpaid carers. It aims to support carers to have a break from their caring responsibilities. Advice Going into hospital Hospitals can be disorientating and frightening for someone with dementia, but there is a lot that can be done to make their stay easier to manage. 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 Carers: looking after yourself As a carer for a person living with dementia, you may experience a range of difficult emotions. Looking after yourself – and learning to deal with challenges – means you will be in a better position to continue to care for the person affected. Advice End of life care This page explains what happens when someone in the later stages of dementia is nearing the end of life, and when they die. 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 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. 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.