Do you have unresolved issues with your loved one?


 

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?


Keep visiting a person with dementia

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

‘My mum was the inspiration behind Dementia Help’

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’

Maintaining the health of a person with dementia

Exercise helps to maintain mobility and boost mood

Looking at the bigger picture of a person with dementia’s health is important. Hayley Cantrell, manager of Foxearth Lodge Nursing Home (https://www.foxearthlodge.co.uk), explains how to take care of a loved one.  Continue reading Maintaining the health of a person with dementia

A healthy carer is a good carer

Take time out to read, walk or find another way to relax

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