Making Life Easier

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 ….Read more

10 Tips for a Carer Supporting a Person with Dementia

  • Find out more about dementia and local support from Carers Link, meeting other carers can be a  positive experience.  Carers Link produce a quarterly publication called ‘What’s On’.
  • Don’t hesitate to ask for help from family and friends or to accept it when it is offered
  • Communicate Well with the person with dementia ….Read more

10 Tips to Help a Family with Dementia

  • Stay in touch- show you care. A card, a call or a visit mean a lot.
  • Treat the person with respect and dignity.  Focus on what the person can do, not what they can’t.  Communicate Well with the person with dementia
  • Do the little things.  Cook a meal or run an errand….Read more

10 Tips for Working with a Person with Dementia

  • Treat the person with dementia with dignity and respect
  • Recognise they may need a little longer to think things over
  • Refer the person’s carer for carer support at Carers Link….Read more

10 Tips for Organisations to Create a Dementia-friendly Community in East Dunbartonshire