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

Improving the eating habits of a person with dementia

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A person with dementia may develop sugar cravings

By Christina Neal

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 Neal

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

Support is so crucial

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My mum Hazel needed the support of her close family

By Christina Neal

My mother was diagnosed with vascular dementia in 2009. She’d had a stressful few years, looking after my father who died in 2007. Continue reading Support is so crucial

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