I know from personal experience that caring for a loved one with dementia is a huge challenge. Dementia affects moods, behaviour and judgement – not just memory. This can mean the person you care for may become angry, upset or confused. But there are strategies you can use to help ease the stress for both of you. Click here to download this free guide to coping with challenging behaviour. I hope it helps.
If you have a loved one who has dementia living in a care home and they don’t remember your visits, you may wonder if there’s any point at all in going to see them, especially if you find visiting them distressing. Continue reading Keep visiting a person with dementia
When my mother was first diagnosed with vascular dementia in 2009, I knew very little about dementia. I didn’t realise how much it would influence her behaviour. As the saying goes, if I knew then what I know now, says Christina Neal… Continue reading Things I wish I’d known about dementia