When someone is caring for a loved one with dementia, they may have less time and energy to spend with other members of their family.
Their mood and behaviour may change too, because caring is a very difficult role. It can help to talk together as a family as much as possible.
Talk about the things that worry you, the things that make you upset, the things that irritate you, and the things that make you laugh.
The rest of your family may be feeling the same way too.
By sharing your feelings and experiences, you can help each other.
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.