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5 Key Symptoms of Dementia

Dementia is a broad term used to describe a decline in mental ability. This can include problems with memory, language, problem-solving, and decision-making. Dementia affects people of all ages but is most common in...
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Coping with aggression in a person with dementia

A person with dementia can be subject to mood swings, including anger and aggression. It’s stressful and upsetting for the person and their carer. Here’s why it can happen and what you can do...
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How to be a good carer

It's estimated that there are currently around 850,000 people living with dementia in the UK. This number is set to rise to over 1 million by 2025. Dementia is one of the biggest challenges faced...
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Signs that my mum had dementia

Before my mum was formally diagnosed with vascular dementia, I knew something was wrong. I could tell that she wasn’t herself. If you have noticed that a loved one isn’t their normal self lately...
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Why It’s So Important To Plan Ahead

Caring for a loved one with dementia is a huge challenge. You may be feeling tired, overwhelmed, fearful and exhausted. I can understand that. I experienced the same feelings when caring for my late...
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The biggest crisis in the history of social care

Tim Jones MBA, owner of Kaizen Business Consultants and a highly experienced adviser to care home owners, leadership teams and staff, speaks to Dementia Help founder Christina Neal about the crisis facing the social...
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Innovative new tracking system offers greater peace of mind

Otiom is a revolutionary device that gives reassurance to carers, as well as offering greater freedom for people with dementia. Read on to find out more. If you care for a loved one who is...
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Six key things to know about dementia

The more you understand about dementia the better placed you are to provide the best care for your loved one. Christina Neal reveals six key things she wished she knew about dementia when her...
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Coping when a person with dementia repeats things

A person with dementia will be prone to repeating themselves and asking the same questions time and time again. Christina Neal explains how to deal with this situation. As the saying goes, patience is a...
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Sleep and dementia

Has your loved one started sleeping more and do they often sleep during the day and night? Christina Neal looks at why this might be occurring… A person with dementia may sleep more during...

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