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10 things you should know about vascular dementia

How much do you know about vascular dementia? The condition can be complex and can present many challenges for the person affected by it. The more you understand about vascular dementia as a carer,...
Dementia medication

7 key things you should know about dementia medication

Medication can be used to manage dementia symptoms but there is sadly no cure for the disease. Here’s a quick guide to medication currently being used. If your loved one has recently been diagnosed with...

The challenges of being a dementia carer

A friend recently asked me to reveal the biggest challenge of caring for a parent with dementia. In reality, there is no simple answer to that question. It's been almost four years since my...

Persuading a loved one to accept help

There is a recurring theme among carers when it comes to the reason why many don’t seek help. ‘I’d love to get help looking after my mum/dad/partner, but they won’t let anyone else except...

How to cope with carer’s stress

Are your stress levels soaring? You’re not alone. In 2015, the charity, Carers UK, surveyed 5000 carers across the UK and the results showed that 84 per cent of carers feel stressed. In addition,...

The reality of dementia

Carer Leanne Gibson has quit her job to look after her nan and has written about the impact of being a dementia carer. Imagine losing someone you love more than anything in the world. Imagine...
Alzheimer's disease

Alzheimer’s: not a disease of the elderly

World’s largest dementia study reveals two-thirds of people think dementia is a normal part of ageing, rather than a medical condition –  Alzheimer’s Society comments.  95 per cent of participants think they could develop dementia...

Age UK says the government has listened to its concerns over social care

A statement from the Age UK Campaigns team: In a Spending Review on the 4th September, the Government has listened to its deep concerns and promised extra money for social care. Age UK previously...
Brain and dementia

Positive results from Phase II trial for Alzheimer’s

Axon Neuroscience announces positive results from Phase II trial for a cure to Alzheimer’s Disease – Alzheimer’s Society comments.  On 9th September 2019, Axon Neuroscience has announced the results of the Phase II trial for...
Anger and dementia

How to cope with anger in a person with dementia

Dementia can increase a person’s frustration and cause mood swings. This is partly because daily tasks are tougher to complete. Regularly losing a purse, keys or other personal items can frustrate the person and...

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