Being diagnosed with dementia can come as a shock for said person. It can affect the whole life of the person who is diagnosed with the condition as well as the lives of friends, family and those caring for them. Remember that if you are caring for someone who is diagnosed with dementia there is advice and support available at your local doctor’s clinic or hospital.

If you are living with someone who has a late stage of dementia don’t try and figure out methods on the internet of from books. Always consult your doctor and/or hospital. They will give you the best possible advice and provide you with help.

This section of the site is aimed to give people a more general idea on what it means to be living with dementia or caring for someone with dementia. We believe that the general knowledge concerning dementia is often inaccurate and we hope to raise more awareness through this site.

Health is important

Living with dementia 2Maintaining a good physical health is important for everybody, and especially people with dementia. Further developed stages of the condition can result in people struggling to find the right food or forget to ask their caretakers for food.

A change in eating habits can quickly occur because of the reasons mentioned above, If this happens it is important to keep feeding the dementia patient on a regular basis with a balanced and healthy diet. Fruit and vegetables are important and they can even help prevent dementia.

For more advice and tips for living a healthy live you can take a look at the Live Well page of the NHS.

A social life

When being diagnosed with dementia it suddenly becomes a lot easier to feel isolated and alone. It is important to let people with dementia keep contact with other people because it will help them keep active and occupied.

Many dementia patients or people caring for dementia patient find it hard to talk about the subject or start a normal conversation at all. It’s important to not lose your touch. Keep calm, don’t panic and try to make the first move. Also, joining a local group of people who suffer from dementia and their families can help a lot. Even if you’d never join such a group on normal occasions this may very well be the time to make some changes.

People who suffer from the same condition or those who care for people with the same condition will find it easier to share similar experiences and gain insight and perhaps even useful tips for the future.