What can I do?

The best way you can help someone with dementia is to give him or her some of your time.

This might feel difficult at times. Visit coping when somebody in your family has dementia to read some of the things that may help.

Don’t worry if you don’t know what to say or do. Just being there for someone with dementia, or a person who cares for someone with dementia can help.

Each person with dementia is different, and so they have different needs. You can talk about your ideas to help with the people who care for your loved one. Ask what helps to make them feel happy, safe and calm. You can find more here.

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.