What is dementia?

Find out more about what dementia is and what causes it.

What can I do?

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.

How can I help?

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.