‘My mum was the inspiration behind Dementia Help’

Christina and her late mum Hazel grew closer as the dementia took hold

Dementia Help was launched following the passing of our founder Christina Neal’s mum Hazel, who had vascular dementia. Christina writes about how her mum’s illness inspired her and how dementia brought them closer together.  Continue reading ‘My mum was the inspiration behind Dementia Help’

Learning a new language will boost brain function

Richard Howeson, founder of uTalk

Learning a second language could help to boost cognitive skills and delay the onset of dementia. Christina Neal reveals why and speaks to Richard Howeson, owner of Britain’s biggest language learning company, uTalk, who reveals the benefits of learning another language…  Continue reading Learning a new language will boost brain function

Maintaining the health of a person with dementia

Exercise helps to maintain mobility and boost mood

Looking at the bigger picture of a person with dementia’s health is important. Hayley Cantrell, manager of Foxearth Lodge Nursing Home (https://www.foxearthlodge.co.uk), explains how to take care of a loved one.  Continue reading Maintaining the health of a person with dementia

Support from Christies Care for charity cycle ride

Helen Drain with Peter (left) and Jon

Suffolk-based Christies Care, a live-in home care agency, has kindly sponsored the Dementia Help Cycle Challenge and is doing its bit to raise awareness of the charity ride, with a member of staff recently taking part in a photoshoot to promote the challenge.  Continue reading Support from Christies Care for charity cycle ride

‘I’m joining the Cycle Challenge to do something positive’

Jan Dodd is a keen cyclist doing her bit for charity

64-year-old Jan Dodd from Maidstone, Kent, is a full-time carer for her husband Dave, who has Alzheimer’s. Jan is joining Peter Berry on the Dementia Help Cycle Challenge from 25-30 June. Continue reading ‘I’m joining the Cycle Challenge to do something positive’