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This page contains extra resources to support you to learn more about supporting people living with dementia, for example with information and guidance on communicating and eating/drinking.

Communicating, Eating/Drinking and Environments

  • Communicating

    Many people living with dementia can face similar challenges with communication. Often the small changes we make in our approach can make a big difference in avoiding communication difficulties or frustration. It can help build and maintain good relationships.


  • Eating/Drinking

    This page contains helpful information about how eating and drinking can be affected when a person has dementia and why, it includes tips for meal times, setting the scene, how serving the food in different ways can help and ways to encourage eating and drinking.


  • Dementia friendly environments

    Dementia can affect a person’s memory and ability to coordinate, recognise objects, and interpret their environment. In addition, they may have other health conditions which can affect their sight, mobility, and independence. Find out more and view the environment check list.


Minimising Distress and Utilising Technology

  • Minimising Distress

    When a person with dementia becomes distressed, it is often because they are trying to communicate something to you. You might see their behaviour change at these times: they may become agitated, and start to pace or ask to go home. This page contains techniques for lessening distress.


  • Utilising Technology

    Assistive technology refers to devices or systems that help maintain or improve a person’s ability to do things in everyday life. These can assist with a range of difficulties, including problems with memory and mobility. Find out more about technology available.