‘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’

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

No one should face dementia alone

 

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Dementia carers should be encouraged to speak about their experiences

Dementia can be a very lonely experience not only for the person living with it but for those around them, writes Derek Fisher.  Continue reading No one should face dementia alone

The benefits of exercise

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Exercise is beneficial for carers and those living with dementia

Regular exercise can help reduce stress, benefit a loved one with dementia and reduce your risk of developing the disease. Download our free walking and walk/run plans by clicking on the links below.

Walking plan

Walk:run plan

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