Free guide to coping with challenging behaviour
I know from personal experience that caring for a loved one with dementia is a huge challenge. Dementia affects moods, behaviour and judgement – not just memory. This can mean that the person you care for may become angry, upset or confused. But there are strategies you can use to help ease the stress for both of you. Click here to download this free guide to coping with challenging behaviour. I hope it helps.
About Dementia Help
Dementia Help was launched in February 2017 by writer and editor Christina Neal after caring for her late mother Hazel, who had vascular dementia, for almost a decade. Hazel passed away in July 2016 and a month later, Christina’s book, Dementia Care: A Guide was published by Sheldon Press. The book contains practical advice and tips for dementia carers. Christina launched Dementia Help as a friendly and helpful Facebook page for dementia carers and such was the success of the page that Dementia Help has fast grown into an established brand with a significant audience. The Facebook page has over 9000 likes and an average monthly reach of 128,000.
Christina knows first-hand how challenging life can be for dementia carers, as there is often very little help and support available and carers can feel isolated, alone and overwhelmed. She is a regular speaker at The Alzheimer’s Show and has also been invited by companies like Roche and TM Group to talk to their staff about juggling a full-time job with being a carer.
Peter Berry, who has early Alzheimer’s, uploads his weekly videos on living with dementia on our Facebook page every Friday. They have helped thousands of carers improve their understanding of the condition.
Dementia Help offers ongoing tips, advice and support for carers via its Facebook and Twitter platforms. We always strive to provide good advice for carers – always from the heart and based on personal experiences.
Our Cycle Challenge for YoungDementia UK
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. There are over 42,000 young people (under the age of 65) diagnosed with a form of dementia in the UK, and many more thought to be living with the condition yet not diagnosed.
To donate to YoungDementia UK click on the link below:
Moving map created by Dave Collison.