Caring for a person with dementia: A practical guide

Are you supporting someone living with dementia? Get your copy of the latest version of our guide for carers.

The essential guide when you’re caring for a person with dementia

When someone close to you is diagnosed with dementia, it can be difficult to know which way to turn. Our comprehensive guide – Caring for a person with dementia – can be your go-to companion. 

It’s packed with information and advice. We have consulted with many carers, who have told us about the reality of supporting someone with dementia. Their experiences and insight have shaped this guide. 

Am I a carer?

It can be daunting to find yourself described as a carer. As a partner, friend or relative you may not think of your relationship like this. In whichever way you support the person, you’ll find this guide invaluable. You can have it to hand to dip in and out of it or come back to the relevant information if and when you need it.

What’s included in this guide?

From when the person receives their diagnosis, through the changes and challenges of dementia, this booklet provides practical help, ideas and suggestions to help you both adjust to living with dementia. This includes details of how and where to get further support.

There is a restructured section on coping with the symptoms and changes of dementia. You’ll also find a new chapter about providing personal care with advice on staying well – for the carer and the person with dementia. 

The section on the later stage of dementia has also been revised and expanded. There is additional information on your rights as a carer. The booklet also highlights the importance of looking after yourself when you are caring. 

Full list of chapters:

  • About dementia
  • Taking on the caring role
  • Looking ahead: putting plans in place
  • Understanding changes and symptoms of dementia
  • Personal care and staying well
  • Support and care services
  • Money and work
  • Supporting a person in the later stage of dementia
  • End of life care and support

This publication has provided essential support to many thousands of carers. It is one of our core resources providing understanding, confidence and reassurance – when you need it most.

Booklet details

  • Updated: 2022
  • Code: 600
  • Size: A5
  • Number of pages: 188
  • Price: free to order or download
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