Staying healthy

2. Mental wellbeing

Mental health and wellbeing is as important as physical health and wellbeing. When someone has dementia, they need:

  • reassurance that they are still valued and that their feelings matter
  • freedom from as much external stress as possible
  • appropriate activities and stimulation to help them remain alert and motivated for as long as possible
  • the opportunities to engage in activities that are meaningful and important to them
  • healthy social interaction and relationships with others.