I have a friend or family member who lives with dementia

Someone you know – a partner, a parent, a sibling, a friend, a coworker – has dementia. What can you do to help? Learn more about dementia and how you can be dementia-friendly.

National ambassadors Ken Walker and Mark Demers.

Ways to help

Friends, neighbours and extended family are important sources of support for the family. Perhaps you want to help but don't know where to begin. This page will give you some ideas of how you can offer practical help and show that you care.

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End dementia stigma: Be patient and offer help.

Managing ambiguous loss and grief

The issue of loss and grief is one of the most significant issues when supporting people living with dementia and their caregivers. Losses and grieving occur in different ways at all stages in the dementia caregiving journey.

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Making visits meaningful

Whether you are visiting someone living with dementia every day or just once in a while, making the most of your time together will mean a more meaningful visit for both of you!

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Helping teens understand dementia

What are some ways you can help a teenager understand dementia, especially if someone in the family is living with it? Here are some facts and questions to inform and support.

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Holidays and special occasions

For some of us, holidays or other special life events can be stressful, particularly if you are a caregiver or a person living with dementia. But there are also benefits to connecting. Here are some ways to manage challenges.

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Grandfather and grandson having a fun conversation.