It makes me very sad when I read about ‘lone carers’. Good care requires teamwork and no-one should be left to cope alone. When my Dad died in 2014 I knew that Mum, who had been diagnosed with Alzheimer’s, wouldn’t be able to manage. Continue reading Teamwork is essential
Having dementia puts a person at greater risk of being exploited financially. Christina Neal reveals how it happened in her own family and explains the importance of keeping an eye on a person’s finances Continue reading Coping with financial abuse
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?
A kind person said to me the other day how sorry they were to hear that my mum had dementia. It came as a bit of a shock because although I knew it was true, mum is still in the early stages; she is living independently and enjoying life.
When you’ve been caring for a loved one for some time, you will hopefully reach a stage where you feel you’ve got the situation under control. You will have learned more about the disease and the impact it has on the person. By Christina Neal Continue reading Coping when needs change
If a loved one has just moved into a care home, you can help the person settle in as swiftly as possible. You may feel sad or guilty, but you definitely have a part to play in helping them. Continue reading Moving into a care home