The death of someone close is often a shock, even if you are expecting it, and it is hard to prepare yourself for how you may feel. For most of us, the death of someone close to us will be the biggest loss we face.

Lasting power of attorney

For a person with a diagnosis of dementia, there may come a time when they are unable to make decisions about their care and their finances and they need to think about LPA.

Creating a ‘Life Story’

Everyone has their own unique life story. Our life experiences shape us as individuals, and knowing these helps others to understand who we are as a person.

The Carer’s Assessment

If you provide care to a friend or family member with dementia, you are entitled to have a Carer’s Assessment. This is a process where your Local Authority or Local Council Social Services assess your individual needs as a carer.

Understanding Dying

Dying is an individual and unique experience: everyone will experience it in their way and have their own needs. There are common characteristics and changes that help us to know when a person is dying.

Advance Care Planning

Planning ahead will help those close to you, and healthcare professionals looking after you, understand what is most important to you, when you may be unable to make your wishes and preferences known.

Employment and Young Onset Dementia

People who have young onset dementia are more likely to be in employment at the time of diagnosis and are more likely to have a partner who also works.

Care at home

Making the decision to have someone help you care at home can be a difficult step to take. But it is very important that you do get help, if and when you need it.