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This page contains really useful practical ideas that you can implement in your work when supporting a person with dementia, for example, life story work and suggestions to help you know what to say in when asked difficult questions.

Practical ideas and Support

  • What should I say?

    Your job as a home carer might sometimes mean you need to search for a hidden meaning, and use some creativity to help the person you are supporting to feel less anxious, stressed or upset. This page contains examples of common scenarios, and techniques you could try to deescalate and redirect.


  • Life Story Work

    Learning about someone’s life can give a real insight in to how somebody might be feeling. This knowledge then helps us to support someone in a more personalised way. This page has top tips and resources to help you learn more about a person with dementia’s life story.


  • Community Support

    There are dementia link workers in every neighbourhood across Sheffield who can provide people living locally with dementia with support, advice and also a range of dementia specific activities and events. This page contains information about comminity support available for friends and family members too.