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Caring for someone with dementia: communicating

The Alzheimer's Society is the UK's leading care and research charity for people with dementia, their families and carers. They produce information and advice sheets to support those affected by dementia. The Alzheimer’s Society receives around 1,000 enquiries a year about the law relating to dementia. This information sheet gives answers to some of the most common types of questions.

What is Alzheimer's disease?

The Alzheimer's Society is the UK's leading care and research charity for people with dementia, their families and carers. They produce information and advice sheets to support those affected by dementia.

This information sheet outlines the symptoms and causes of Alzheimer’s disease, and describes what treatments are currently available.

What is dementia?

The Alzheimer's Society is the UK's leading care and research charity for people with dementia, their families and carers. They produce information and advice sheets to support those affected by dementia. This information sheet aims to answer questions of those who have been diagnosed with dementia.

Assessments for NHS-funded nursing care

The Alzheimer's Society is the UK's leading care and research charity for people with dementia, their families and carers. They produce information and advice sheets to support those affected by dementia. People with dementia living in nursing homes should have their nursing care provided free of charge by the NHS; this is known as the registered nursing care contribution (RNCC). The amount that the NHS will contribute towards a person’s nursing care is banded and determined by an assessment.

The brain and behaviour

The Alzheimer's Society is the UK's leading care and research charity for people with dementia, their families and carers. They produce information and advice sheets to support those affected by dementia. This information sheet explains which areas of the brain are largely responsible for which skills and abilities, and how the changes in behaviour, memory and thought we see in people with Alzheimer’s may be a direct result of the way the disease has affected the brain.