I care for someone with dementia
Caring for a loved one with dementia often falls on the shoulders of family or family friends. Find out more information about the carer's role and support you can get to help you and your family.
This page provides information about planning and providing appropriate activities for people with dementia.
Families and carers often have particular concerns about someone with dementia who lives alone. This page offers specific issues that may arise and some ways to help the person live alone safely.
This page explains some of the changes in communication that occur as a result of dementia and suggests ways that families and carers can help. It also includes some personal tips on communication written by a person with dementia.
Dementia is a progressive condition and people with dementia will become increasingly frail. This page describes what to expect in the later stages of dementia and some issues that may be useful to consider.
This page discusses some of the safety issues that need to be considered when caring for someone with dementia. It provides some tips for safety inside and outside the home, and a basic safety checklist for use by families and carers.
This page briefly explains three approaches to communicating with people with dementia – Validation Therapy, Music Therapy and Reminiscence. Many families and carers find these approaches helpful in providing support that is respectful and dignified when communication is difficult.