Support for children and young people affected by dementia

Understanding dementia: A guide for young people

If you are a young person, and someone close to you has been diagnosed with dementia the Health Scotland Understanding Dementia – A guide for young carers (pdf) could help you to:

  • understand what dementia is, and what is happening to the person with dementia
  • cope with the effect the person’s illness has on you
  • find help and support if you need it

Information and advice

These links are specifically aimed at children and young people, and provide information and advice about dementia:

Tips and support for children affected by dementia – Dementia UK

Explaining dementia to children and young people on the Alzheimer’s Society website.

Books that help younger children to understand dementia on the Alzheimer’s Society website.