Lasting Power of Attorney explained

A dementia diagnosis may not mean it’s too late to set up Lasting Power of Attorney

It’s important for a person with dementia to get their paperwork in order as swiftly as possible by setting up Lasting Power of Attorney before it’s too late. Christina Neal talks to Jeff Smith from Monica Bradley Associates (https://www.mbassociates.net) who explains the different types of Lasting Power of Attorney and what to do…  Continue reading Lasting Power of Attorney explained

The Dementia Revolution

 

You can run the London Marathon for the Dementia Revolution

Alzheimer’s Research UK and Alzheimer’s Society have joined forces as Charity of the Year for the 2019 Virgin Money London Marathon. The charities have named this one-year campaign the Dementia Revolution, and hope to raise £3.5m for the most ambitious dementia research endeavour the UK has ever seen – the UK Dementia Research Institute.  Continue reading The Dementia Revolution

Accepting help and support

Make suggestions for additional support, rather than insisting the person needs help

One of the many challenges a carer faces is encouraging a loved one with dementia to accept extra assistance and support. Helen Drain, Dementia Trainer & Deputy Training Team Leader at Christies Care (christiescare.com) has some suggestions on how to handle this delicate situation… Continue reading Accepting help and support

Dementia and personal hygiene

Use wash products the person is familiar with, recommends Helen Drain

Ensuring a good personal hygiene routine can become more challenging as your loved one’s dementia progresses. Helen Drain, Dementia Trainer & Deputy Training Team Leader at Christies Care in Suffolk, has this advice…

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Dementia and continence issues

 

Continence problems can occur for a variety of reasons

A person with dementia may develop continence issues, which can be distressing. But whatever the cause, there are lots of ways to help manage the situation. We asked the experts at Christies Care for their advice on managing continence problems…  Continue reading Dementia and continence issues

‘We struggled to get a diagnosis’

Anne (left) with her father Keith, brother Paul and mum Pat

Anne Bajorek is Head of Fundraising at Young Dementia UK, the charity that the Dementia Help team has chosen to fundraise for during our forthcoming Cycle Challenge in June. Anne has also had personal experience of dementia.  Continue reading ‘We struggled to get a diagnosis’