Living with or caring for someone with dementia
There is lots of help and support available to help those living with dementia stay in their own home and carry on living their life.
Know someone who’s becoming forgetful?
Memory problems can be caused by a number of health problems, not just dementia.
If you're worried, it's best to get the person you know to go see their local GP who will be able to reassure them or give them the diagnosis they need.
Worried they might go missing? Fill in this adult at risk of going missing checklist so you can quickly give police the vital information they need to search for a missing person.
Get help from us
We can provide support at home by helping with things like personal care, medication and preparing meals. There are also a range of monitors and alarms that could help with monitoring things like the bath overflowing, if there is a fire or even if someone leaves the house at unusual times.
We can have a chat with you about your needs and your day-to-day life. We can then agree what help and support would be best for you.
We call this an assessment.
Are you caring for someone and need support yourself?
Other support and useful links
Find out more about dementia and the support available.
NHS for reliable medical information about dementia, guidance on living with dementia and sources of care and support.
Hertswise services are funded by Hertfordshire County Council. They offer:
- a countywide network of groups and clubs for people with memory loss or dementia and carers
- one to one support as appropriate
- referral to dementia advisors or specialist Admiral Nurses when needed
Age UK Hertfordshire information and support including a support phone line and face to face advice.
Carers in Hertfordshire offers advice, information and support for unpaid carers.
Alzheimer’s Society advisor service offers information on all aspects of living with dementia.
Hertfordshire Libraries 'Reminiscence Collection Free to borrow memory boxes and other items which can help with remembering and become a shared experience. The collection includes books, DVDs, CDs, board games, flashcards, jigsaws and memory boxes.
Dementia Friends learn more about dementia and simple things which help to make a dementia friendly community.
Playlist for Life for creating a personal music playlist which has powerful benefits.
Free advice line
You can also get help to find other places to get help and advice by contacting our free advice service, HertsHelp.