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Keep visiting a person with dementia

The person with dementia will benefit from your visits 

If you have a loved one who has dementia living in a care home and they don’t remember your visits, you may wonder if there’s any point at all in going to see them, especially if you find visiting them distressing. Continue reading Keep visiting a person with dementia

‘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