Caring for a relative with dementia

Key learning points

  • To understand what dementia is and the ways it affects people over time
  • To understand some of the communication difficulties that occur in dementia, and learn practical ways to improve communication
  • To understand how the environment can affect people with dementia, and how to adapt the environment accordingly
  • To look at some of the emotional challenges of caring for someone with dementia, plus steps that can help to make life easier