Caring for a person with dementia can be frustrating, exhausting and – sometimes – downright baffling. Continue reading Six things to avoid saying to a person with dementia
If your loved one lives alone, it’s going to take some foresight to ensure they remain safe at home. They may still be independent but their needs will increase over time and they may already need help with certain tasks. Continue reading Making the person safe at home
Dementia is a progressive disease and there will come a time when it is no longer safe or practical for the person be alone. You may have already accepted that this is inevitable, and you may already be considering the next best step. Continue reading When a person with dementia can no longer live alone
There exists a certain negativity where dementia is concerned, writes Derek Fisher. It’s understandable that a person caring for a loved one will feel stressed, but it’s important to try to stay positive. Continue reading How to stay positive as a carer
Children have a valuable role to play in helping a person with dementia – bringing comfort to the person and a calming effect. Continue reading How children can help a person with dementia
Dementia can be a very lonely experience not only for the person living with it but for those around them, writes Derek Fisher. Continue reading No one should face dementia alone
Known as an Advance Directive, an Advance Decision is a legally binding document, which outlines what treatment and end-of-life care a person would like to receive in future, when they are no longer able to express or communicate what treatment they would like. Continue reading Why make an advance decision?
I decided to take my mum on holiday. It seemed like such a good idea at the time. Mum was feeling very sad about losing my father and was lonely at home on her own. My father died the year before. Continue reading Holidays with a person with dementia
It’s recommended that you get Lasting Power of Attorney prepared and registered straight away, while the person with dementia still has capacity.
Come along and meet the Dementia Help team in a dedicated Carers Corner at this year’s Alzheimer’s Show in London on 9-10 June and also enjoy live music from Roy Orbison Tribute performer, Dave Collison. Continue reading Live music at Carers Corner