Staying connected

Healthy relationships with family, friends and colleagues are important for everyone’s well-being. The changes that occur with dementia can strain these relationships and cause confusion and misunderstanding. This section guides people with dementia, their caregivers, family and health-care professionals in ways to cope with these changes and stay connected at the same time.

Visiting someone with dementia

Visiting someone with dementia

Friends, neighbours and extended family are important sources of support for the family.

Visiting someone with dementia during the holidays

Holidays and special occasions

Special occasions and holidays bring many emotions.

Living alone

Living alone

Check that living arrangements are the best for everyone.

How relationships change

Dementia can change many aspects of a relationship, but not the need for love and affection.

Helping children

Dementia can be a hard concept for younger children to understand.

Helping teens

Give teenagers information they can use to understand what's happening.

Last Updated: 08/25/2018