Enabling the person with dementia and their family in managing their own health and care, adopting a number of strategies and accessing resources.

This pathway enables the person with dementia and their family to manage their own health and care, adopting a number of strategies and accessing resources. Enabling you and your family and friends to build on your strengths and what you know is working for you, should be the approach of all doctors, care staff, dementia advisors.
For extra information, evidence and best practice please scroll down to the bottom of the page.

Regional offerings

Dementia Wellbeing Plan for Greater Manchester; Dementia United

The Greater Manchester dementia wellbeing plan promotes personalised planning conversations with people living with dementia and carers about their needs and wants. The plan ensures an improved standard of care planning for people living with dementia and also facilitates sharing across the system. It will be available as a standardised plan which can be accessed and shared digitally between practitioners; as well as being available from the website for people affected by dementia to be using when having person centred care plan reviews

Understanding the Law Around Dementia: a Guide for Carers and Partners of People Living with Dementia

This presentation is covering:

Mental Capacity

Advance Decisions to Refuse Treatment (ADRT)

Life Sustaining Treatment

Making a Will

Disclaimer: This document was prepared by students, is based upon the law as it stands as of 25th October 2022 and may be subject to change; it is intended as a guide to practice and does not amount to legal advice. It is not a substitute for legal advice upon the facts of any specific case. No liability is accepted for any adverse consequences of reliance upon it.

ESRC Presentations

National offerings

Age UK

Age UK is the country's leading charity dedicated to helping everyone make the most of later life. Providing advice, support, information, fundraising, local services
Telephone: Advice line 0800 678 1602 free to call 8am - 7pm 365 days of the year

Alzheimer’s Society

The Alzheimer’s Society provides reliable and up to date information to help you with every aspect of living with dementia.
Telephone: National Dementia Helpline: 0300 222 1122. Open 9.00am. – 5.00pm. Monday to Friday & 10.00am. – 4.00pm. Saturday and Sunday.

Living with Dementia Toolkit - downloadable guide

Not everyone has access to the internet so we have produced a Guide to the Living with Dementia Toolkit that can be downloaded and printed off. We encourage peers, family members, and health and social care professionals to make use of this.

The Guide is available in English and in Welsh. It introduces the toolkit and the resources available. For the full experience of the toolkit, you need to look at the website. QR codes link you back to the website at various points. There is a 'How to use QR codes' video lower down the page.

This can be downloaded here:


72% of people with dementia have one or more long term condition

Alzheimer's Society 2016. Dementia advisors. A cost-effective approach to delivering integrated dementia care: The dementia adviser makes it easier for people with dementia to self-manage, live more independently and seek out the right support at the right time. Dementia advisers deliver high quality, personalised dementia care.

What is Life Story work?: "Our life experiences shape us as individuals, and this helps others to understand who we are as a person. People with dementia sometimes need help to communicate important aspects of their identity – like background, interests, who and what is important to them – due to problems with memory loss and communication. Life Story work is an activity in which the person with dementia is supported by staff and family members to gather and review their past life events and build a personal biography. It is used to help the person understand their past experiences and how they have coped with events in their life. It can help people with dementia share their stories and enhance their sense of identity. This is especially useful when they are having difficulty in sharing this information themselves."

Dementia and the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT+) Community

Best Practice Resources

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