I'm caring for a person living with dementia

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Understanding dementia and its progression is vital to ensure that both you and the person with dementia can live as well as possible. We have the resources to support you and your care of the person living with dementia.

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Understanding symptoms

Dementia can affect the personality and behaviour of the person living with the disease. Learn more about understanding and responding to these changes associated with dementia.

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Understanding symptoms


Providing day-to-day care

You want to make every day the best day possible. Caring for someone with dementia can be a great reward but it can be challenging at times. Prepare yourself with these tips.

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Long distance caregiving

Today, family members often live at some distance from each other. When a relative needs increasing support, caring from a distance presents additional and special problems.

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Long-term care

When a person living with dementia needs full time support, moving to a long-term care home may be the next step for you and your family.

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End-of-life care

The needs of people with dementia at the end of life are unique and require special considerations. This section can help you prepare for end of life, make some of the difficult decisions you may face, and cope with the grief and loss you might experience.

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Looking after yourself

Providing care for someone living with dementia takes a tremendous toll on the physical and emotional health of the primary caregiver, yet many caregivers often don't recognize the warning signs, or deny its effects on their health.

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