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Coping when needs change

When you’ve been caring for a loved one for some time, you will hopefully reach a stage where you feel you’ve got the situation under control. You will have learned more about the disease and...
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Moving into a care home

If a loved one has just moved into a care home, you can help the person settle in as swiftly as possible. You may feel sad or guilty, but you definitely have a part to play in...

Coping with a dementia diagnosis

Keith Oliver was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease in 2010. He talks about how he has coped and shares his advice for others who have just received a diagnosis… I was 54 years old in 2010...

Moments to treasure

My wonderful Dad, Richard Watson, passed away recently from complications related to vascular dementia, writes Fiona Flores Watson. He was diagnosed five years ago, and his journey was, like that of most suffering from...
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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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