‘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’

Improving the eating habits of a person with dementia

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A person with dementia may develop sugar cravings

By Christina Macdonald

A person with dementia may develop erratic eating patterns, with an increased need for sugary foods. You may find they develop a sweet tooth they never had before.   Continue reading Improving the eating habits of a person with dementia

Choosing a good care home

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Don’t leave it till the last minute to find a care home

By Christina Macdonald

Choosing the right care home for a loved one can feel like a monumental task. There’s a lot to think about and consider. Continue reading Choosing a good care home

Six things to avoid saying to a person with dementia

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Choosing your words carefully can keep the peace

Caring for a person with dementia can be frustrating, exhausting and – sometimes – downright baffling. Continue reading Six things to avoid saying to a person with dementia

Making the person safe at home

 

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Consider how safe the person’s home environment is

 

If your loved one lives alone, it’s going to take some foresight to ensure they remain safe at home. They may still be independent but their needs will increase over time and they may already need help with certain tasks. Continue reading Making the person safe at home

When a person with dementia can no longer live alone

 

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Don’t feel guilty if you decide you can’t care for a loved one yourself

Dementia is a progressive disease and there will come a time when it is no longer safe or practical for the person be alone. You may have already accepted that this is inevitable, and you may already be considering the next best step.  Continue reading When a person with dementia can no longer live alone