Complementary therapies can be calming for a person with dementia and the people who look after them. Here are some non-medical treatments that can be used, alongside any medicine and clinical treatment.
Try to make sure you have a life outside of your caring responsibilities and that you get support from those around you. This can seem difficult and perhaps unimportant when there is so much to do for the person with dementia.
Here is some information on how you can plan for the future, including applying for a Lasting Power of Attorney, creating a personalised ‘Life Story’, having a Carer’s Assessment, and thinking about grief and bereavement.