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Understanding dementia

With appropriate care and support, people can live well with dementia. There are many services available to support people living with dementia and/or carers.

Please visit the support and services map to find out more. You are encouraged to make contact with the services that may be able to support you. It is better to seek help and support as early as possible.

As dementia progresses, the person you care for may have problems controlling their emotions and find previously familiar social situations more difficult and confusing. Aspects of their personality may change or they may see or hear things that other people do not, or have false beliefs.

People with dementia will, with time, need more help from friends or relatives to manage daily activities, including help in making decisions. Over time, the person you care for may be increasingly reliant on your support. Without the right support, this may impact on your own health and wellbeing.