Finding out that you have dementia can come as a shock. At first, it might be difficult to talk about what is happening to you. You may need some time to come to terms with the news. Your circle of family and friends can support you to live well. People will want to offer you help - but they might not know how. You may also find it difficult to ask people for support. This booklet has been written with the help of people with dementia and their families and friends. We hope it will help you to talk to your own friends and family about the support they can offer you.
Letting go without giving up : continuing to care for the person with dementia
The idea for Letting go without giving up grew from concerns expressed by carers who felt they were no longer allowed to have a role in caring for the person they had looked after at home after the person entered long-stay care. This booklet is aimed at carers who want to continue their involvement in the lives of the people they have cared for, even if they are no longer responsible for their day-to-day physical care needs.
Caring for someone living with dementia
Behaviours : How to respond when dementia causes unpredictable behaviours