This website is for anyone who wants to understand dementia better: what it is, what it means for daily life, and what we can do to better support those living with dementia, including family and friends. The Dementia Gateway is just that - it's a gateway to an enormous range of helpful resources: written information, films, activities, e-learning and so much more. It's been developed by a wide range of experts in dementia - including people living with dementia and family carers. We are updating the Dementia Gateway. New sections are being added on regular basis.

  • Early signs and diagnosis of dementia

    Learn about the signs of dementia and what is involved in getting a diagnosis. Find out more 

  • SCTV films about Dementia

    A series of dementia films about people living with dementia to help you understand dementia better. Find out more 

  • Support following diagnosis

    Where do services fit in the health and social care system? Find out more 

  • End of life dementia care

    Caring for people with dementia at the end of their life. Find out more 

Understanding dementia

Signs and symptoms, how it’s diagnosed and how it progresses


Living with dementia

What helps in supporting people to live well with dementia


Dementia-friendly environments

Practical ideas for making places and spaces work for people with dementia


Family, friends and people with dementia

What’s on this website for those who are living with dementia or supporting someone with dementia?


Care staff

What’s on this website for those whose work involves supporting people with dementia or their family and friends?


Managers and trainers

What’s on this website for those responsible for improving the quality of dementia care?


Advanced Dementia

Later stages of dementia are usually referred to as advanced or severe dementia. Each individual will experience it differently.