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

When a person with dementia can no longer live alone

 

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Don’t feel guilty if you decide you can’t care for a loved one yourself

Dementia is a progressive disease and there will come a time when it is no longer safe or practical for the person be alone. You may have already accepted that this is inevitable, and you may already be considering the next best step.  Continue reading When a person with dementia can no longer live alone

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