A solution for taking tablets safely

A solution for taking tablets safely

Worried about a loved one not taking the right medication at the right time? Missing tablets or taking too many can be a real risk where a person with dementia is concerned. Pivotell has a range of pill dispensers to solve the problem.  Caring for a loved one with...
7 behavioural facts about dementia

7 behavioural facts about dementia

The more you understand about dementia the better placed you will be to provide the best possible care. Here are 7 key facts about how dementia affects behaviour… The person can lose track of time A person with dementia can lose track of time and their judgement of...
10 things you should know about vascular dementia

10 things you should know about vascular dementia

How much do you know about vascular dementia? The condition can be complex and can present many challenges for the person affected by it. The more you understand about vascular dementia as a carer, the better placed you will be to provide the appropriate care and...
Persuading a loved one to accept help

Persuading a loved one to accept help

There is a recurring theme among carers when it comes to the reason why many don’t seek help. ‘I’d love to get help looking after my mum/dad/partner, but they won’t let anyone else except me take care of them.’ I’ve heard this said many times and I faced the same...
How to cope with carer’s stress

How to cope with carer’s stress

Are your stress levels soaring? You’re not alone. In 2015, the charity, Carers UK, surveyed 5000 carers across the UK and the results showed that 84 per cent of carers feel stressed. In addition, 78 per cent feel more anxious these days and a whopping 55 per cent...
The reality of dementia

The reality of dementia

Carer Leanne Gibson has quit her job to look after her nan and has written about the impact of being a dementia carer. Imagine losing someone you love more than anything in the world. Imagine losing someone you love but who physically is still here. Imagine having to...
Alzheimer’s: not a disease of the elderly

Alzheimer’s: not a disease of the elderly

World’s largest dementia study reveals two-thirds of people think dementia is a normal part of ageing, rather than a medical condition –  Alzheimer’s Society comments.  95 per cent of participants think they could develop dementia in their lifetime – a survey of...