My friend has dementia

When a friend is diagnosed with dementia it can be difficult to know how to continue to be a good friend. Many people with dementia find that their friends may become distant because they don’t know how to support them. Often the support available is directed at the person with dementia and their family.


View the Alzheimer Scotland Friendship and dementia guide (pdf), which has hints and tips on how to support friends with dementia.


Dementia Friends is another way to learn more about dementia and how to support someone. Sessions are facilitated locally by Alzheimer Scotland.


You can also take practical steps to support your friend by making your home dementia friendly.



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