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Coping with personal hygiene

One of the things that carers have to get used to is providing what is tactfully described as ‘personal care’. Jill Eckersley explains. That can mean anything from helping with dressing and bathing, reminding Mum...
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Dementia Help Cycle Challenge

The Dementia Help team is cycling 330 miles across the country in June to raise vital funds for YoungDementia UK. Dementia Help’s founder, Christina Neal, her co-director Peter Berry and website editor Dave Collison...

‘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…  I’m used to hard work. I built a successful mortgage broker's business...

Why Dementia Help was launched

Dementia Help is a year old today. Founder and co-director Christina Neal talks about the inspiration behind its launch and why she felt she had something to say.  Dementia Help was a random idea that...

Teamwork is essential

It makes me very sad when I read about ‘lone carers’, writes Jill Eckersley. Good care requires teamwork and no-one should be left to cope alone. When my Dad died in 2014 I knew...
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Coping with financial abuse

Having dementia puts a person at greater risk of being exploited financially. Christina Neal explains the importance of keeping an eye on a person’s finances.  It's a sad fact that a person with dementia is...
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Improving the eating habits of a person with dementia

A person with dementia may develop erratic eating patterns, with an increased need for sugary foods. You may find they develop a sweet tooth they never had before.   They may also find it harder...
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Choosing a good care home

Choosing the right care home for a loved one can feel like a monumental task. There's a lot to think about and consider. You want to be sure you've made the right choice so...

What is vascular dementia?

Vascular dementia is caused by a stroke or series of mini-strokes that affects blood supply to the brain. It may be less likely to be genetic than some other forms of dementia, though more...

Products for people who care

Julie Foster reveals how her experiences as a carer became the inspiration behind her new product range, Aromapersonal As a busy and successful working mother, Julie Foster’s life was turned upside down when a close...

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