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Accepting the changes

A kind person said to me the other day how sorry they were to hear that my mum had dementia. It came as a bit of a shock because although I knew it was...

Learning to understand 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 own.He...
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Support at The Alzheimer’s Show

Now in its fifth year, The Alzheimer’s Show is coming to Olympia, London, on 9-10 June, and EventCity, Manchester, on 23-24 June. Aimed at families, carers, the general public and dementia professionals, the show...
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Getting help with care

The Care Act 2014 stipulates that a person who may be in need of care must have access to good quality information and advice from the first time they contact the local authority. They are...
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The benefits of exercise

Regular exercise can help reduce stress, benefit a loved one with dementia and reduce your risk of developing the disease. Download our free walking and walk/run plans by clicking on the links below. Walking plan Walk:run plan Dementia Help's Founder...
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See you at The Alzheimer’s Show

Come and meet the Dementia Help team at this year's Alzheimer's Show at Olympia in London on 9-10 June. This year, for the first time, we will be hosting a networking area called Carers Corner....

Respect for carers

Good carers deserve the greatest respect. They do an amazing job. If you think their role is mainly about making cups of tea, chatting to residents and helping them get washed and dressed, then...
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Forgetting special occasions

It was my birthday two days ago, writes Christina Neal. My first one since mum died. A few friends asked me if I felt sad celebrating my special day without mum being here to...

Getting a dementia diagnosis

If you suspect that a loved one has a form of dementia, it may take some time to persuade them to visit the GP. Getting a diagnosis can also prove challenging. The first stumbling...

Managing early stages of dementia

My mum was recently diagnosed with a form of dementia. She is in the early stages and I am pleased to say she is living successfully on her own. But initially I was worried...

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