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10 Ways to be a Friend to Someone Living with Dementia

Today marks the final day of Dementia Awareness Week. Many of us have probably known someone who has been affected by dementia or Alzheimer’s disease and the hardships these conditions bring. Fortunately, there are several easy ways we can all show support for patients and their families and help raise awareness about the challenges they face.

Here are ten simple tips for being a friend to someone living with dementia:

1.    Treat the person with respect and dignity
2.    Be a good listener
3.    Be a good communicator
4.    Remember the little things can mean a lot
5.    Stay in touch
6.    Offer practical help
7.    Organize a treat
8.    Help different family members in different ways
9.    Find out more about dementia
10. Direct people to Alzheimer's Society for more help and support

To learn more ways you can be of support to families living with dementia and for additional information about Dementia Awareness Week 2011 visit: http://alzheimers.org.uk/remembertheperson
 

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