If you’re caring for a loved one with dementia, you may resent the role if you have anger or frustration towards the person because of their past behaviour. Christina Neal felt the same about her mum and confronted her issues…
Continue reading Do you have unresolved issues with your loved one?
It’s World Alzheimer’s Month – do your bit with these five ideas to fundraise and raise awareness.
Continue reading Make a difference on World Alzheimer’s Month
Congratulations to Peter Berry and Jan Dodd who cycled from Wales to Suffolk in June (covering over 330 miles) to raise vital funds for YoungDementia UK.
Continue reading Dementia Help Cycle Challenge
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
Respect personal space but talk to the person at eye level
When caring for a person with dementia, you may have noticed that conversations can become a struggle as the condition progresses.
Continue reading Communicating with a loved one with dementia
When my mother was first diagnosed with vascular dementia in 2009, I knew very little about dementia. I didn’t realise how much it would influence her behaviour. As the saying goes, if I knew then what I know now, says Christina Neal…
Continue reading Things I wish I’d known about dementia
Find a support network you can trust
Caring for my mum on my own was too much for me sometimes. My emotions were all over the place. On a bad day, I’d feel like running away and giving up.
Continue reading Find your support crew
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’
Keeping your mind active, by maintaining a focus in life, is an important way to boost cognitive function. We chat with Richard Howeson, owner of uTalk (
utalk.com/en), about why this is so vital. Continue reading Why an active mind matters
Have you recently had to move a loved one into a care home? Hayley Cantrell, manager of Foxearth Lodge Nursing Home (
https://www.foxearthlodge.co.uk), has these top tips for how to settle in. Continue reading Settling into a care home