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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’

Coping with personal hygiene

Personal care is a very sensitive topic

By Jill Eckersley

One of the things that carers have to get used to is providing what is tactfully described as ‘personal care’. Continue reading Coping with personal hygiene

Sax Velo sponsors Dementia Help’s Cycle Challenge

Jon Bray from Sax Velo with Peter & Christina

Our founder Christina Neal talks about the Dementia Help Cycle Challenge and why it’s so valuable to have expert support from cycling retailer Sax Velo…  Continue reading Sax Velo sponsors Dementia Help’s Cycle Challenge

‘I juggled my business with caring for mum’

Businesswoman Monica Bradley had to juggle long hours at work running her own company with caring for her mother, Agnes. Here’s her story…  Continue reading ‘I juggled my business with caring for mum’