Living with dementia

A diagnosis of dementia can come as a shock not only for the person with dementia, but also for family and friends. You will all need reassurance and support. This section gives information about how you can make life enjoyable and full for everyone living with dementia.

  • La vie quotidienne avec la maladie d'Alzheimer
    Day to day living
    When you or someone you know has dementia, you want to make every day the best day possible.
  • Soignant prendre soin de quelqu'un atteinte de démence.
    Caring for someone
    Caring for someone with dementia can be a great reward but it can be challenging at times. Prepare yourself with these tips.
  • Homme tenant un bébé
    Planning for the future

    Organizing financial and legal affairs and making sure your preferences are known for the future are key decisions, best done in the early stages of dementia.

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    Staying connected
    Stay connected to the things that matter, and live your life to the fullest.
  • Deux gens qui communique
    Communicating
    Understand how dementia affects communication, and learn some useful strategies to help communication throughout the progression of the disease.
  • 2 personnes marchent ensemble dans le brouillard
    Grieving

    Grief is a natural process. You may experience ups and downs throughout the progression of the disease. Learn more about how to cope with your feelings.

  • Infirmière qui aide une personne avec le démence
    Safety
    Dementia can affect a person’s physical abilities and mental acuity. Learn more about protecting yourself or a family member who has dementia by keeping your environment safe
  • Comprendre le comportement
    Understanding
    behaviour

    Dementia can affect the personality and behaviour of the person with the disease.

    Learn more about understanding and responding to these changes associated with dementia.