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Christina Neal wrote the blog below a week before her mum Hazel died of vascular dementia. At the time, she had no idea that her mum only had a week to live, but she knew that her mum had...
Vascular dementia is caused by a stroke or series of mini-strokes that affects blood supply to the brain. It may be less likely to be genetic than some other forms of dementia, though more research in this area is...
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 had died a year ago,...
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 block is that the person...
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 about how she would cope....
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 when I was told by...