When a person with dementia finds that their mental abilities are declining, they often feel vulnerable and in need of reassurance and support. The people closest to them - including their carers, friends and family - need to do everything they can to help the person to retain their sense of identity and feelings of self-worth.
The Alzheimer’s Society has information about many aspects of caring for a person with dementia. A useful starting point is their factsheet: Understanding and supporting a person with dementia
Carers may find that they also need support and help themselves during this difficult time. Support is available from Carers in Bedfordshire. Their full details can be found in the Local Information section.