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Dementia affects personality

Many of us tend to think that dementia mostly affects short-term memory. It can also affect a person's mood, personality, behaviour, perception, balance and even spatial awareness. A person with dementia may have to...
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When is it time for a care home?

There's no easy answer to that question. All I can tell you is there will come a time when you will know you have to make a tough choice. Your head will know what's...

‘How I learned about dementia’

Christina Neal writes about the launch of Dementia Help and what inspired her to do it… Why did I set up Dementia Help? I’m a writer, editor and published author with 25 years of media...

Getting the paperwork sorted

If a loved one has just been diagnosed with dementia, they may still be fairly independent at this stage, but it’s important to get their paperwork organised swiftly. Here’s what I’d recommend organising…  Encourage the...
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Why routines are important

When you care for a person with dementia, it's important to understand that a change in their routine may cause confusion. The person may cope better with a regular schedule, where they get up at...

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