Helping primary care to support people with dementia

Making your home a better place to live with dementia

June 9 2014

This briefing published by Care and Repair England outlines how people might adapt their homes to help better manage the symptoms associatted with dementia.

It describes the range of alternative housing options and offers suggestions about where to find more detailed information, advice and help for a particular situation.

Download Making your home a better place to live with dementia

A common concern for people with dementia is that confusion and memory loss will mean they cannot stay safely in their own home. But with the right support and with some simple design and layout changes, many people with dementia can and do enjoy living at home for much of the rest of their lives.

Some people will choose to move home, and this can work out best for them. However, it is important not to jump too quickly ahead and make assumptions, rather than weighing up the pros and cons of various housing and care options. Knowing about the various possibilities can help you make decisions that best suit your circumstances.

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