10 Tips for a Person Living with Dementia

  • Put a regular routine in place – do things at the same time each day or week
  • Keep things straightforward – simplify your routine or daily tasks to make them more manageable
  • Take things one step at a time – try to focus on one thing at a time and break each task down into a step-by-step process
  • Don’t be afraid to ask questions – there is nothing wrong with asking someone to repeat or explain something
  • Don’t rush things – give yourself plenty of time and take things at a slower pace if you need to
  • Adapt your house and garden for easier maintenance early on
  • Learn tips for Coping with Memory Loss
  • Focus on what you can do, not what you can’t
  • Meet other people with dementia and their carers and find out how they are managing.  Access Community Support and contact the East Dunbartonshire Dementia Network who offer home visits, outreach information sessions, and dementia cafes