A guide for carers of people with dementia
Receiving a diagnosis of dementia can be an enormous shock, not only to the person with the diagnosis but also for their close relatives and friends. But it is important to remember that people can live well with dementia, and with the right support can stay living in their own home, and participating in community life.
Family and friends play a vital role in supporting and caring for those diagnosed with dementia. While this can be enormously rewarding it can also be quite daunting. The Carers Road Map aims to guide carers through their caring experience and provide practical advice and information to help family and friends who are supporting someone with dementia. Some of the information in the guide may be useful to you early on, when the person you care for is first diagnosed with dementia, and some at a later stage. You may also find it useful to dip into at different times.
Download the guide from Carers Trust