Families talk about the effect animals have on loved ones with dementia, including reducing anxiety and improving mood and communication
Aromatherapy is the use of aromatic plants or essential oils to promote wellbeing through scent. It's not a replacement for medical treatment and should only be used if it appears to bring some pleasure or calm to the person being treated.
A Blue Badge is a parking permit that allows people with disabilities or health conditions to park closer to their destination, often free of charge. If you or the person you care for have dementia, you may be able to get a Blue Badge.
When someone who drives receives a diagnosis of dementia, one of the first concerns often is whether they can continue to drive.
Information and advice around supporting children and adolescents when a parent has young onset dementia
Dementia is a complex condition and every person’s experience is different. However, many people living with dementia face similar challenges.
Our advice for communicating with a person who has dementia remotely - whether it's via a video call or on the telephone.
Many people with dementia are soothed and comforted by holding a doll or soft toy animal. Read our tips for trying ‘doll therapy'.
To help someone with dementia maintain their independence and good quality of life, it’s important to make the home safe and comfortable.
Dementia can affect a person’s ability to manage their emotions and actions. At times of intense distress, they may become verbally or physically aggressive, putting them and those around them at risk of harm.
A diagnosis of young onset dementia often affects the person’s ability to work. Read how dementia may affect employment and how to manage the changes
Everyone has their own unique life story. Our life experiences shape us, and knowing these helps others to understand who we are as a person.
For people with dementia, music can be a powerful way to trigger positive feelings and connect with other people.
We will look at possible changes in relationships that may occur as a result of a partner’s dementia.
As a person’s dementia progresses, they may display changes in sexual behaviour. Read our advice to help understand and manage these changes.
Here are some tips about developing good habits at bedtime for a person with dementia, by our dementia specialist nurses.
Why do stigma and discrimination happen? What are the potential effects of stigma and discrimination? How can it be prevented or managed?
Admiral Nurse Mutsai Hove Bird writes about stigma and misconceptions around dementia in diverse communities.
These are just a few examples of assistive technology for people with dementia. Consider what the person is finding difficult first and then look at possible aids or adaptations.
The ability of arts and dementia to help families stay together in the face of dementia has been recognised by our specialist dementia nurses. Our list of film recommendations is focussed around films which have music, interactivity and simple plotlines at their heart.
Christmas can be stressful and emotionally challenging, especially for those affected by dementia. Our Admiral Nurses have pulled together a list of tips to help you have a happy and relaxing time.