NHS Wales Dementia Guide

Welcome to our Dementia Guide. Here you will find lots of information about dementia, signs and symptoms, reducing your risk, different services available and support for people living with dementia, carers and family members.  If you know someone who has dementia, this guide will help you understand how best to support them, physically and emotionally. There is also a section for professionals or for those wanting to know more about different work going on across Wales.   Click on the menu guide to move between sections.

  • About Dementia

    On this section you will find an introduction to dementia, and what to do if you think you or someone you know is showing signs of developing dementia.

  • Symptoms and Diagnosis

    Learn more about some of the early signs of dementia, why it’s important to get a diagnosis and the different professionals you can go to for support.

  • Living with Dementia

    Find out about things you can do to help yourself or the person you may care for, like staying active and connected with others.

  • Care and Support

    Read more about the different things you can do at home, including care plans and resources that will help. Find out about what to expect from different services, looking for a care home and managing money.

  • Reducing the risk

    Click here to learn about different ways to live a healthier lifestyle and reduce the risk of developing dementia, including exercise, a balanced diet, being socially active and having regular health checks.