Living Well with Dementia
The phrase ‘Living Well with Dementia’ is one you may have heard before.
The idea behind it is the concept that a person with dementia can still live a positive and fulfilling life, enjoying hobbies and interests they pursued before their diagnosis, participating in new activities, and feeling a sense of achievement and wellbeing.
As Terry Pratchett said during his life with dementia:
“It’s possible to live well with dementia and write bestsellers ‘like wot I do’ ”
Contents of this mini book:
- What is 'living well' with Dementia?
- Is living well always possible?
- What does living well look like in practice?
- Healthy diet and lifestyle
- Social interaction and mental stimulation
- Healthy sleep patterns
- Care and support
- Nourishing the person's support network
- Your role in helping a person to live well with Dementia
- Skills staff need
- Providing the "just right support"
- Ten Top Tips to support a person to live well with Dementia
Are we making a difference?
We would love to hear if and how our resources are helping you support people with learning disabilities and with dementia or various other health needs.