Living with dementia can be difficult – not just for the person who is ill, but for their family and friends.
One of the hardest things can be the way dementia changes a person’s relationships with the people they love.
Each person with dementia is different. These problems may happen after months or years, or not at all. If they do happen, they can be upsetting and hard to understand.
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, and they can no longer make sense of the world in the way that you can.
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.