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Support is so crucial

My mother was diagnosed with vascular dementia in 2009. She’d had a stressful few years, looking after my father who died in 2007. Shortly after he died, I noticed she wasn’t coping very well,...
Talking to an elderly parent

Six things to avoid saying to a person with dementia

Caring for a person with dementia can be frustrating, exhausting and – sometimes – downright baffling. However, conflicts, arguments and distress can often be avoided simply by choosing your words carefully and knowing when...

Making the person safe at home

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...
Lonely old lady

When a person with dementia can no longer live alone

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...
Grandparent with granddaughter

How children can help a person with dementia

Children have a valuable role to play in helping a person with dementia – bringing comfort to the person and a calming effect. Derek Fisher suggests nine ways children can help a loved one...
Mother and daughter

No one should face dementia alone

Dementia can be a very lonely experience not only for the person living with it but for those around them, writes Derek Fisher.  This became apparent to me when I realised that my father had...
Helpful carer and happy old man

Why make an advance decision?

Known as an Advance Directive, an Advance Decision is a legally binding document, which outlines what treatment and end-of-life care a person would like to receive in future, when they are no longer able...
Christina and her mum

Holidays with a person with dementia

I decided to take my mum on holiday. It seemed like such a good idea at the time. Mum was feeling very sad about losing my father and was lonely at home on her...
Lasting Power of Attorney

A guide to Lasting Power of Attorney

It’s recommended that you get Lasting Power of Attorney prepared and registered straight away, while the person with dementia still has capacity. If a solicitor thinks they lack mental capacity, you might not be able...
Dave Collison's Roy Orbison Tribute

Live music at Carers Corner

Come along and meet the Dementia Help team in a dedicated Carers Corner at this year's Alzheimer's Show in London on 9-10 June and also enjoy live music from Roy Orbison Tribute performer, Dave...

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