3.12 Caring for someone with Parkinson’s dementia or dementia with Lewy bodies

Practical advice

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If you are caring for someone with any form of dementia, there are some practical things you can do that can help reduce their agitation or confusion and make life a bit easier:

  • Keep to a daily routine as much as you can to help them remember when certain things like mealtimes will happen.
  • Try to use familiar objects and phrases.
  • Avoid unfamiliar environments – these can be quite stressful.
  • Encourage someone with dementia to keep engaging and interacting with people. Hobbies are also a great way to keep memory and thinking as active as possible.

Find out more in the Parkinson’s UK dementia with Lewy bodies information sheet [Tip: hold Ctrl and click a link to open it in a new tab. (Hide tip)] and the Parkinson’s dementia information sheet

3.11 Dementia with Lewy bodies

3.13 Hallucinations and delusions