What if things go wrong?

When you spend time with someone with dementia, if something goes wrong remember it's not your fault. Sometimes this can be upsetting but that's okay.

What works for someone with dementia can be fine one day and then be different another day. This isn't anyone's bodies fault and it's important to try to support someone with dementia as best you can.

Only help as much as you feel you can. If you begin to feel upset, don't worry if you want to leave the room. Try to help again when you are ready.

Some young people live with someone 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.

Find out more below:

This information was updated in November 2021 and is due for review in November 2023. Please contact us if you would like a version with references.