What if things go wrong?

If things don't go to plan, remember that it is not your fault. It can take a while to find things that you can enjoy doing together and these things may change over time.

What is wrong one day might be right another day, so don’t be afraid to have a go.

Only do as much as you feel you can. If you begin to feel upset or worried, leave the room. Try again when you are ready.

Some young people live with a relative who has dementia, and may help to care for them. This is a very difficult thing to do. If you are a young carer, visit the links page to find out where you can get information and support.


This information was updated in November 2019 and is due for review in November 2021. Please contact us if you would like a version with references.