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.
Friends, neighbours and extended family are important sources of support for the family.
Special occasions and holidays bring many emotions.
Check that living arrangements are the best for everyone.
Dementia can change many aspects of a relationship, but not the need for love and affection.
Dementia can be a hard concept for younger children to understand.
Give teenagers information they can use to understand what's happening.