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If you or someone you love is showing signs of dementia, or has recently been diagnosed, it can be overwhelming and difficult to know where to begin. Our dementia guides can help provide support, advice, resources and information.

The number of people in Scotland whose lives are affected by dementia is rising. If you believe you or someone you love might have dementia, or you or they have recently been diagnosed, you might have unanswered questions. Our dementia advice guides can help. They cover a range of topics, including reducing the risk of dementia, living well following a diagnosis, and caring for someone with dementia.

Age Scotland Dementia Guides

These free information guides are available to read on the individual pages below, by download, or requesting a paper copy which will be sent to you by post.

What is dementia?

What dementia is, the early signs and what to do if you are concerned about dementia

Reducing Your Risk of Dementia

Steps you can take to reduce your risk of dementia while improving your overall health

Living Well With Early Stage Dementia

Advice and resources to help you or a loved one following a dementia diagnosis

Caring For Someone with Early-Stage Dementia

Advice and resources for anyone who cares for someone with dementia

Benefits For People Living With Dementia

Information about the benefits you may be entitled to as someone living with dementia

Creating an Enabling Home for Someone Living With Dementia

Advice on how to create a more dementia-friendly home, for you or for someone you care about

Order copies of our publications

You can download our guides using the links on this page. To request copies, which will be posted out to you for free, you can use our online publications order form or call the Age Scotland Helpline (0800 12 44 222 Monday to Friday 9am-5pm).

Dementia Training

Age Scotland’s Dementia Training Team runs a wide variety of free short courses on a range of dementia topics. These courses are designed to help raise awareness and improve inclusion for people living with dementia. There are also free workshops designed specifically to help unpaid carers of people with dementia, often family members or friends, to better understand their rights.

About Dementia

Age Scotland's About Dementia project is Scotland’s forum for improving lives. The forum works alongside people living with dementia and those who support them, including unpaid carers, to shape the policy and practice that affects them in everyday life.

Dementia resources

Find out more about Age Scotland's work and services to support people affected by dementia.

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