Dementia is an umbrella term used to describe a set of symptoms and behaviours that occur when the brain stops working properly. This results in loss of independent function for that person.
Daily brain exercises may help decrease your risk of developing dementia by building cognitive reserve.
This page will help you to find local services in relation to dementia quickly and efficiently.
If you are living with dementia, this section offers some practical advice on living your life to the full.
Within communities people are taking action, big and small steps that make a difference in the everyday lives of people with dementia. Find out what actions you can take and the supports available.
Businesses or service providers can make a big difference to the quality of life of people with dementia and their families. Find out what actions you can take and the supports available.
A community champion inspires others to make a positive difference to people living with dementia and their families. Find out how you can become a community champion and the supports available.
How to diminish the risk factors and reduce the risk of developing dementia.
While the situation of every person with dementia is different, for those who are in a position to take a break, it can offer huge benefits for both the person with dementia and their loved ones. The benefits include keeping the brain active by exploring new places and activities, maintaining social stimulation and making new friends, and enjoying physical activity such as walking, cycling or swimming. Planning is, of course, vital when it comes to going away. The following tips will offer some useful guidance and support in ensuring that a trip is safe, comfortable and, most of all, enjoyable.
Download: Top 10 Travel Tips for People with Dementia and their Families factsheet
People who have been diagnosed with a dementia are not automatically excluded from driving. However there are a few stepsto take: - you must inform your insurance company or you may not be insured - you must inform the National Driving Licence Service - you must take an ‘on road’ driving assessment.
Over time, dementia does affect a person’s ability to drive safely and you may need to consider giving up driving.
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