A dementia friendly home

Dementia can have a significant impact on a person’s daily life, including how well they function in their home. Memory problems and the ability to co-ordinate and interpret the home environment can cause safety issues and frustration.

Mouth care

Maintaining good oral health is essential to your overall well-being. Daily care can help stop problems like painful cavities and infections before they arise, and helps avoid pain when eating, drinking and communicating.

Continence

People with dementia can experience problems with using the toilet, which can be distressing for them and those who care for them. This might be due to difficulty finding the toilet or reaching it in time, or problems with coordination.

Cancer and dementia 

The main risk factor for both cancer and dementia is age. These information leaflets focus on cancer and dementia. They include ‘Cancer and dementia: A guide for carers’ and ‘A guide for people with cancer and dementia’.

Eating and drinking  

People with dementia may experience problems with eating and drinking. Helping a person with dementia to maintain a healthy diet can be difficult for the people caring for them. This leaflet aims to provide some positive tips on ways to help.

Caring for a person with a stoma and dementia 

Teaching a person with dementia how to care for their stoma is not possible in all cases, but where it is possible, attempts should be made to encourage them.