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Support in the home

Dementia can affect people in different ways. Most people want to remain independent at home for as long as possible. In familiar surroundings with family and friends close-by. To enable you to remain living at home comfortably and safely, there are a number of aids, adaptations and levels of support available. Many of these will be paid for privately, however, if your needs are particularly high, you may be eligible for support from the local authority.

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Dementia friends

The Alzheimer’s Society’s Dementia Friends programme is the biggest ever initiative to change people’s perceptions of dementia. It aims to transform the way the nation thinks, acts and talks about the condition. Find out more about Dementia Friends, and some other people you’ll connect with here.