The best way you can help someone with dementia is to give him or her some of your time. This might feel difficult at times. Visit Coping when somebody in your family has dementia to read some of the things that may help.
Don’t worry if you don’t know what to say or do. Just being there can help.
Each person with dementia is different, so talk about your ideas with the people who care for your relative or friend. Ask what helps to make them feel happy, safe and calm. There are more tips here.
You can help fund more research by holding a fundraising event at school, with a sport club you’re a part of, or even with friends and family. You can find ideas for ways to fundraise here.
Watching her fade away in front of my eyes made my heart break every time I saw her.
I feel horrid. Heartbroken. She can't treasure moments with me the way I can with her.
I feel sad because she doesn't remember my dad and me anymore.
Seeing the hoist and equipment needed by the carers to move her makes me sad. Sometimes I think Nanny has forgotten me and thinks that I'm my Mum (now crying thinking of this).
It makes me feel sad, because they are forgetting the people they love
It's sad when I see my granddad because I remember how he used to be and my grannie has to work so hard to make sure that he is comfortable all the time.
I feel upset and I feel like I'm missing out on my nan
I don’t remember how my nana was when she was first diagnosed but at the end she was just laid in a bed in a care home, not being able to do anything for herself. She couldn’t eat, her airways were closing and she was just so sleepy. It broke my heart.
We were worried about her getting lost. She walked on the motorway.
When my Nanny fell over and cut her face badly, I felt so scared and worried.
I feel horrible
It's fun seeing her- we chat a lot - it's good to see her in those moments when she's herself again.
I've learned to enjoy every small moment...the other day she said my name- it meant so much to me.
I get very frustrated but also feel very sorry for him.
I feel quite annoyed when he gets cross.
It means I have to grow up when I only have a short time of childhood left.
It makes me feel upset and angry to see him not remember me or my mum or my granddad’s wife.
I don’t understand why she tries to hit people sometimes.