From the ‘Alzheimer’s Society’
A new self-help guide to setting and reaching goals that matter to you
Dementia can bring a lot of changes to a person’s life. Working on a goal can have a positive impact, providing a focus and making a person feel more confident and in control.
My Life, My Goals is a self-help guide created for people in the early stages of dementia by people with dementia and researchers.
Art therapy helps my Granny with her dementia and my autism
James is a young artist with autism who helps to care for his grandmother, Joan. She moved in with James and his mum when the first coronavirus lockdown made Joan isolated and confused. Now Joan, who has vascular dementia, and James are regularly enjoying artistic activities together and both benefit from them.
Hospital visits during coronavirus
Visits to a person with dementia in hospital can make a big difference to how they feel and to the quality of their care. Our information will help you plan ahead and understand what to expect from a visit to a hospital during the pandemic.
Lack of professional support made getting my dementia diagnosis more difficult
For Steve, getting his diagnosis of young-onset dementia wasn’t easy. After being let down by a doctor, he describes how a documentary encouraged him to finally go back and push for a diagnosis. Now, Steve advises anyone worried about themselves or a loved one to do the same.