If you don’t take care of yourself you won’t be able to care for your loved one. Helen Drain, Dementia Trainer & Deputy Training Team Leader at Christies Care (christiescare.com) explains why you need to look after yourself… Continue reading A healthy carer is a good carer
Dr Zaid Aldin, a consultant vascular specialist who runs Harley Street Vein Clinic in London, explains why he believes good patient care has similarities to looking after a loved one with dementia. Continue reading ‘People skills are so important’
Christina Neal wrote the blog below a week before her mum Hazel died of vascular dementia. At the time, she had no idea that her mum only had a week to live, but she knew that her mum had gotten worse very quickly. Continue reading Knowing when to let go
A diagnosis of dementia doesn’t necessarily mean a person must stop driving, but they must inform the DVLA straight away. Christina Neal has more information Continue reading Driving with dementia
I know from personal experience that caring for a loved one with dementia is a huge challenge. Dementia affects moods, behaviour and judgement – not just memory. This can mean the person you care for may become angry, upset or confused. But there are strategies you can use to help ease the stress for both of you. Click here to download this free guide to coping with challenging behaviour. I hope it helps.
An international study by scientists in the China, the UK and USA has found that people who consume little or no fish have an increased risk of dementia. Continue reading Fish consumption reduces dementia risk
The more you understand about dementia the better placed you are to care for a loved one. Christina Neal has these top tips for carers…
Actress Barbara Windsor was sadly diagnosed with Alzheimer’s back in 2014, but only in the last few days has her husband Scott Mitchell spoken of her diagnosis.