One of the most upsetting things can be the way dementia changes a person’s relationships with the people they love.
Often, people who are living with dementia forget things that happened recently. But they can remember things from long ago.
Remember that these changes are not their fault, and they are not your fault. They happen because the person’s brain is not working like it used to.
Each person with dementia is different. These problems may happen after months or years. When they happen, they can be upsetting and hard to understand.
Find out more below:
- What is dementia?
- Which illnesses cause dementia?
- Who gets dementia?
- Will I get dementia?
- What happens to someone with dementia?
- Why do people with dementia change so much?
- Why do simple things become difficult for people with dementia?
- What does it feel like to have dementia?
- Can a person with dementia get better?
- What can I do?
- What if things go wrong?
- How can I cope with my feelings?
- Tell us what you think
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.