‘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’

Accepting help and support

Make suggestions for additional support, rather than insisting the person needs help

One of the many challenges a carer faces is encouraging a loved one with dementia to accept extra assistance and support. Helen Drain, Dementia Trainer & Deputy Training Team Leader at Christies Care (christiescare.com) has some suggestions on how to handle this delicate situation… Continue reading Accepting help and support

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

‘We struggled to get a diagnosis’

Anne (left) with her father Keith, brother Paul and mum Pat

Anne Bajorek is Head of Fundraising at Young Dementia UK, the charity that the Dementia Help team has chosen to fundraise for during our forthcoming Cycle Challenge in June. Anne has also had personal experience of dementia.  Continue reading ‘We struggled to get a diagnosis’

Coping with personal hygiene

Personal care is a very sensitive topic

By Jill Eckersley

One of the things that carers have to get used to is providing what is tactfully described as ‘personal care’. Continue reading Coping with personal hygiene

‘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’