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It's estimated that there are currently around 850,000 people living with dementia in the UK. This number is set to rise to over 1 million by 2025. Dementia is one of the biggest challenges faced by carers. It can be...
Before my mum was formally diagnosed with vascular dementia, I knew something was wrong. I could tell that she wasn’t herself. If you have noticed that a loved one isn’t their normal self lately and you fear that something...
Caring for a loved one with dementia is a huge challenge. You may be feeling tired, overwhelmed, fearful and exhausted. I can understand that. I experienced the same feelings when caring for my late mum who had vascular dementia. It’s...
Otiom is a revolutionary device that gives reassurance to carers, as well as offering greater freedom for people with dementia. Read on to find out more. If you care for a loved one who is in the early stages of...
The more you understand about dementia the better placed you are to provide the best care for your loved one. Christina Neal reveals six key things she wished she knew about dementia when her mum was first diagnosed. 1. Dementia...
A person with dementia will be prone to repeating themselves and asking the same questions time and time again. Christina Neal explains how to deal with this situation. As the saying goes, patience is a virtue. That’s certainly true when...
Has your loved one started sleeping more and do they often sleep during the day and night? Christina Neal looks at why this might be occurring… A person with dementia may sleep more during the day and night in...
Despite your good intentions to do your best for your loved one, it can be a real challenge to be a good carer unless you understand dementia and how it affects the person. Here are some tips on how...
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...
By Christina Neal Getting a loved one to remember to take their pills, or to agree to take them for that matter, can be a huge challenge when a person has dementia. Fortunately, there are solutions – including tactics you...

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