Living well

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Although there is currently no cure for dementia, it is possible to continue to live well with dementia. You will find in this section information and resources that will help you do this by dealing with the emotions you may be experiencing, new ways to communicate and ways to enhance your quality of life.

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Communication - click for more

  • How to talk to family, friends and neighbours 
  • How to share needs and wants with others
  • How to communicate effectively

Emotional wellbeing - click for more

  • Coping with day-to-day emotions and feelings
  • Dealing with stress and anxiety
  • Managing depression
  • Living and transforming with loss and grief
  • Dealing with the stigma of dementia

Quality of life - click for more

  • Tips and strategies for daily living
  • Maintaining a healthy lifestyle
  • Adapting leisure interests to meet new abilities
  • Using assistive technology to remain independent
  • Strategies for living alone
  • How to meet others affected by dementia
  • Becoming a peer mentor or advocate
  • Being supported in the workplace
  • Personal expressions and managing distress

Resources - click for more

  • A collection of resources for each of the topic areas in the living well section of the website.